SWINDON TOWN: Caretaker boss admits team needs a 'new voice'

Swindon Advertiser: Bury score the winner against Swindon Town at the County Ground last night Bury score the winner against Swindon Town at the County Ground last night

TOMMY Miller has suggested a “new voice” is needed in the Swindon Town camp to keep their League One promotion push on track.

The joint caretaker player manager was speaking after his side’s 1-0 home defeat to lowly Bury last night, during which Swindon put in perhaps their worst league display of the campaign to slip to fourth in the table.

Miller and Darren Ward are due to sit down with Town’s new chairman, Jed McCrory, today to discuss the direction the club need to take with regards to management in the immediate future, and he has hinted that he thinks a new face is the best way forward to everyone involved.

“I think we’ve got to look at everything – how the lads have responded – and I think on tonight’s display you can see that it wasn’t good enough,” he said. “Something needs to be done, me and Darren will have a chat.

“We’re helping the club out at the minute, we’re still players so we need to look at things and I’m sure we’ll be sat down in the next 24 hours.

“I think initially they were right behind you. There’s no doubting the effort just the quality and final ball tonight weren’t there. Maybe it needs a different voice, someone from the outside coming in to get a hold of the lads.

“It’s entirely up to the new owners and how they see it but I think possibly it does need a new voice, someone different to tell them. With myself and Darren it is quite hard both being players to instruct things on the pitch at the same time.

“I’m sure something will happen tomorrow and then we will take it from there.”

The new board need to decide whether or not to appoint a new boss, bring in coaches to support the pair or allow the players to remain in charge until the end of the season.

The Advertiser understands Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink, Terry Butcher, Phil Brown, Andy Thorn, Gus MacPherson, Ian Dowie and Peter Taylor are interested in the permanent manager’s job at the County Ground, while Paul Tisdale and Steve Coppell have been linked with the Robins.

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6:10am Wed 27 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

At least the lads have given it a go.

They did have the odd poor performance under PDC but i don't think we can afford to see if last night was a one off.

We need a bit more variety, probably some loan players but rather urgently.

To the new owners: please don't get someone in in the cheap as we've been there before.
The football isn't entertaining & then attendances drop off so doing it on the cheap becomes more expensive.
At least the lads have given it a go. They did have the odd poor performance under PDC but i don't think we can afford to see if last night was a one off. We need a bit more variety, probably some loan players but rather urgently. To the new owners: please don't get someone in in the cheap as we've been there before. The football isn't entertaining & then attendances drop off so doing it on the cheap becomes more expensive. Jets there'd

6:19am Wed 27 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong? Lazaat

6:23am Wed 27 Feb 13

grove red says...

The last two home games have been awful. why is thompson not at right back? the two midfilders didnt have a clue, we miss another midfilder with the workman performance of ferry,to much hoof balls!! play it on the ground. williams needs to play on the wing saturday, looked a better player with rooney and collins up front. And whoever gave man of the match did they watch the game that was a joke. It should have gone to someone in the yellow shirt.not looking forward to saturday now play like that and we could beheading for a 4 5-0 defeat.
The last two home games have been awful. why is thompson not at right back? the two midfilders didnt have a clue, we miss another midfilder with the workman performance of ferry,to much hoof balls!! play it on the ground. williams needs to play on the wing saturday, looked a better player with rooney and collins up front. And whoever gave man of the match did they watch the game that was a joke. It should have gone to someone in the yellow shirt.not looking forward to saturday now play like that and we could beheading for a 4 5-0 defeat. grove red

6:24am Wed 27 Feb 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro
Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro ya mums got facial hair

6:31am Wed 27 Feb 13

wiki27 says...

Unable to make last nights
game but the commentary and subsequent posts make for dire reading.

I know its pretty early for the board etc but could I be right in thinking they would settle for mid table obscurity in L1 rather than face promotion and the obvious further investment in the team to play at Championship level?

Conspiracy? Maybe, just maybe. However they have hardly shown any real desire to sort the issue of manager, team and promotion. On the other hand, we are going to have concerts galore at the CG. Great! So much for being a football fan...
Unable to make last nights game but the commentary and subsequent posts make for dire reading. I know its pretty early for the board etc but could I be right in thinking they would settle for mid table obscurity in L1 rather than face promotion and the obvious further investment in the team to play at Championship level? Conspiracy? Maybe, just maybe. However they have hardly shown any real desire to sort the issue of manager, team and promotion. On the other hand, we are going to have concerts galore at the CG. Great! So much for being a football fan... wiki27

6:39am Wed 27 Feb 13

robstfc says...

Worst performance since the relegation season.... Given the relatively small number of games left.... Paolo is the ONLY man for the job..
If I was Jed I'd have been knocking Paolo's front door down last night...

Can be reassessed in the summer... Lets just get over that finishing line down. We need the consistency... I fear bringing in a rushed new manager now will not work & on last nights showing we can't go into another game without one.
Worst performance since the relegation season.... Given the relatively small number of games left.... Paolo is the ONLY man for the job.. If I was Jed I'd have been knocking Paolo's front door down last night... Can be reassessed in the summer... Lets just get over that finishing line down. We need the consistency... I fear bringing in a rushed new manager now will not work & on last nights showing we can't go into another game without one. robstfc

6:41am Wed 27 Feb 13

albatross says...

I'm starting to wonder if the new board aren't are Oxford fans in disguise with a plan to come in and screw the club up. Mission objective 1 - ensure the best manager Swindon have had in a generation leaves the club and does not come back - tick. Mission objective 2 - let the team slide down the table while before choosing the next manager - tick. Mission objective 3 - choose the cheapest most mediocre manager available - . . .
I'm starting to wonder if the new board aren't are Oxford fans in disguise with a plan to come in and screw the club up. Mission objective 1 - ensure the best manager Swindon have had in a generation leaves the club and does not come back - tick. Mission objective 2 - let the team slide down the table while before choosing the next manager - tick. Mission objective 3 - choose the cheapest most mediocre manager available - . . . albatross

6:44am Wed 27 Feb 13

Last step says...

Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?!

If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will.

We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past. Last step

6:44am Wed 27 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Good post Lazz,

Such a shame, but sometimes we have to say at least we have a Club to support.

I know everyone says that, and the fans deserve more after what we've all been through in the past 6 weeks....

I think the Board will appoint someone this week....

Ian Dowie?? or Jimmy?? or Phil Bown??

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Good post Lazz, Such a shame, but sometimes we have to say at least we have a Club to support. I know everyone says that, and the fans deserve more after what we've all been through in the past 6 weeks.... I think the Board will appoint someone this week.... Ian Dowie?? or Jimmy?? or Phil Bown?? Louis :-))) louiscassius

6:50am Wed 27 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

albatross wrote:
I'm starting to wonder if the new board aren't are Oxford fans in disguise with a plan to come in and screw the club up. Mission objective 1 - ensure the best manager Swindon have had in a generation leaves the club and does not come back - tick. Mission objective 2 - let the team slide down the table while before choosing the next manager - tick. Mission objective 3 - choose the cheapest most mediocre manager available - . . .
albatross:

I think your comments seem quite vaid even if they are slightly tongue in cheek.

However, i dont think in reality they are trying to hamper anything. They have been very aware of the morale of the team taking a hit after PDC left.

Hence allowing 2 senior team members take the reigns for 2 games.

Now, they have tried and one has publically said, they need someone new...as stated above, they will sit donw with Jed today and discuss getting a new manager.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised; and we'll have a new manager announced by Saturdays game.

Kind regards

Louis :-))
[quote][p][bold]albatross[/bold] wrote: I'm starting to wonder if the new board aren't are Oxford fans in disguise with a plan to come in and screw the club up. Mission objective 1 - ensure the best manager Swindon have had in a generation leaves the club and does not come back - tick. Mission objective 2 - let the team slide down the table while before choosing the next manager - tick. Mission objective 3 - choose the cheapest most mediocre manager available - . . .[/p][/quote]albatross: I think your comments seem quite vaid even if they are slightly tongue in cheek. However, i dont think in reality they are trying to hamper anything. They have been very aware of the morale of the team taking a hit after PDC left. Hence allowing 2 senior team members take the reigns for 2 games. Now, they have tried and one has publically said, they need someone new...as stated above, they will sit donw with Jed today and discuss getting a new manager. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised; and we'll have a new manager announced by Saturdays game. Kind regards Louis :-)) louiscassius

6:56am Wed 27 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go.
Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe.

PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last.
We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.
Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget. Chish and Fips

7:04am Wed 27 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?!

If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will.

We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post!
[quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.[/p][/quote]Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post! Lazaat

7:05am Wed 27 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Whatever you think of di canio and his training methods , its plain to see he was right. Every time he cut the players a bit of slack and gave them a few days off they came back and their mind was not on the game. Preparation and a game plan is the key to our success , no disrespect to ward and Miller , but di canio was a master of this. Last night the players looked lazy and uninterested , need someone in a bit quick before it's to late.
Whatever you think of di canio and his training methods , its plain to see he was right. Every time he cut the players a bit of slack and gave them a few days off they came back and their mind was not on the game. Preparation and a game plan is the key to our success , no disrespect to ward and Miller , but di canio was a master of this. Last night the players looked lazy and uninterested , need someone in a bit quick before it's to late. EastleazeRed

7:06am Wed 27 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

louiscassius wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Good post Lazz,

Such a shame, but sometimes we have to say at least we have a Club to support.

I know everyone says that, and the fans deserve more after what we've all been through in the past 6 weeks....

I think the Board will appoint someone this week....

Ian Dowie?? or Jimmy?? or Phil Bown??

Louis :-)))
Morning Louis, how are you M8?
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Good post Lazz, Such a shame, but sometimes we have to say at least we have a Club to support. I know everyone says that, and the fans deserve more after what we've all been through in the past 6 weeks.... I think the Board will appoint someone this week.... Ian Dowie?? or Jimmy?? or Phil Bown?? Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]Morning Louis, how are you M8? Lazaat

7:09am Wed 27 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

BURY...IED....

It was if Paul Tisdale was already in the dug out. Leadership and a voice needed from the sidelines, but lacking.

Saturday we got away with it, last night we perhaps glimpsed the future.

If we want mediocre then appoint Tisdale., Newell, Buckle, etc.. And we will get more results and performances like last night.

Unlike Saturday, it's not all doom and gloom. Today Jed can show real leadership from the top down and make an effort to reappoint someone.

Depending on his decision we will see if he turns out to be Jedi or Jedwood. The Empire could strike back but you need to get a move on Jed.

GET AROUND THE BLOODY TABLE AND WORK IT OUT.....BOTH OF YOU.
BURY...IED.... It was if Paul Tisdale was already in the dug out. Leadership and a voice needed from the sidelines, but lacking. Saturday we got away with it, last night we perhaps glimpsed the future. If we want mediocre then appoint Tisdale., Newell, Buckle, etc.. And we will get more results and performances like last night. Unlike Saturday, it's not all doom and gloom. Today Jed can show real leadership from the top down and make an effort to reappoint someone. Depending on his decision we will see if he turns out to be Jedi or Jedwood. The Empire could strike back but you need to get a move on Jed. GET AROUND THE BLOODY TABLE AND WORK IT OUT.....BOTH OF YOU. stanharlands6shirt

7:27am Wed 27 Feb 13

grove red says...

ya mums got facial hair wrote:
Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro
Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals.
[quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro[/p][/quote]Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals. grove red

7:37am Wed 27 Feb 13

albatross says...

louiscassius wrote:
albatross wrote:
I'm starting to wonder if the new board aren't are Oxford fans in disguise with a plan to come in and screw the club up. Mission objective 1 - ensure the best manager Swindon have had in a generation leaves the club and does not come back - tick. Mission objective 2 - let the team slide down the table while before choosing the next manager - tick. Mission objective 3 - choose the cheapest most mediocre manager available - . . .
albatross:

I think your comments seem quite vaid even if they are slightly tongue in cheek.

However, i dont think in reality they are trying to hamper anything. They have been very aware of the morale of the team taking a hit after PDC left.

Hence allowing 2 senior team members take the reigns for 2 games.

Now, they have tried and one has publically said, they need someone new...as stated above, they will sit donw with Jed today and discuss getting a new manager.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised; and we'll have a new manager announced by Saturdays game.

Kind regards

Louis :-))
I hope you are right Louis. Small margins (i.e. a point or two) can end up having a profound difference on the future of the cup. The board don't seem to have had the sense of urgency the situation requires. Also, as I think we should only get an interim manager (experienced manager e.g. Coppell) it shouldn't take that long to find.
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]albatross[/bold] wrote: I'm starting to wonder if the new board aren't are Oxford fans in disguise with a plan to come in and screw the club up. Mission objective 1 - ensure the best manager Swindon have had in a generation leaves the club and does not come back - tick. Mission objective 2 - let the team slide down the table while before choosing the next manager - tick. Mission objective 3 - choose the cheapest most mediocre manager available - . . .[/p][/quote]albatross: I think your comments seem quite vaid even if they are slightly tongue in cheek. However, i dont think in reality they are trying to hamper anything. They have been very aware of the morale of the team taking a hit after PDC left. Hence allowing 2 senior team members take the reigns for 2 games. Now, they have tried and one has publically said, they need someone new...as stated above, they will sit donw with Jed today and discuss getting a new manager. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised; and we'll have a new manager announced by Saturdays game. Kind regards Louis :-))[/p][/quote]I hope you are right Louis. Small margins (i.e. a point or two) can end up having a profound difference on the future of the cup. The board don't seem to have had the sense of urgency the situation requires. Also, as I think we should only get an interim manager (experienced manager e.g. Coppell) it shouldn't take that long to find. albatross

7:42am Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?!

If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will.

We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
Honestly, If it is issues other than what has been stated in the media then I don't know what he old board did to forcevhim out.

Please enlighen me.

Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.[/p][/quote]Honestly, If it is issues other than what has been stated in the media then I don't know what he old board did to forcevhim out. Please enlighen me. Thanks. LydiardRED67

7:42am Wed 27 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

Posted this comment yesterday pre-match

Really fancy the win for the Town tonight. But we will still have to be on our guard tonight. No sloppy goals given away as in recent games.

Bury haven't won in 12 visits to the CG

Hmmm! dont be too complacent..... before this season Macclesfield hadn't won here at all.


The only silver-lining to take from last night is that the other teams around us are also dropping points like its going out of fashion. Who ever can get a grip in the last few games should easily win this league.

That could be us. But going on the performance of the last 2 games, we're quickly going to be also rans.
Posted this comment yesterday pre-match Really fancy the win for the Town tonight. But we will still have to be on our guard tonight. No sloppy goals given away as in recent games. Bury haven't won in 12 visits to the CG Hmmm! dont be too complacent..... before this season Macclesfield hadn't won here at all. The only silver-lining to take from last night is that the other teams around us are also dropping points like its going out of fashion. Who ever can get a grip in the last few games should easily win this league. That could be us. But going on the performance of the last 2 games, we're quickly going to be also rans. Rebel_phish

7:49am Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season.

The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.
My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season. The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent. LydiardRED67

7:50am Wed 27 Feb 13

Simples! says...

None of the manager names being bounded about even remotely inspire me other than pdc!! Love him or hate him, he will ensure success.
None of the manager names being bounded about even remotely inspire me other than pdc!! Love him or hate him, he will ensure success. Simples!

7:52am Wed 27 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

As I just posted on the match commentary by Sam - You can't blame Ward and Miller for this. They didn't want or ask to be put in this position but something needs to be done, and done quickly. Last night was simply shocking!

How can a side degenerate into that clueless rabble arguing amongst themselves in such a short time? Who are we going to beat for the rest of the season playing like that? We looked like the side almost relegated, not Bury.

That car crash of a take over has cost us dear. No manager, no back up staff and a depleated squad, At least 4 players short, 3 players lost in the Jan window which would have made a big difference and with good players going out.

Something needs to be done. Not to save our promotion hopes, they vanished last night with that abject performance. Something needs to be done now to save next season or we will finish up like we did with Wilson in charge. Within touching distance of the Championship only to be allowed to slide into L2.

It's up to the new board now to grasp the initiative. If they don't then we know what the plan for the future really is!
As I just posted on the match commentary by Sam - You can't blame Ward and Miller for this. They didn't want or ask to be put in this position but something needs to be done, and done quickly. Last night was simply shocking! How can a side degenerate into that clueless rabble arguing amongst themselves in such a short time? Who are we going to beat for the rest of the season playing like that? We looked like the side almost relegated, not Bury. That car crash of a take over has cost us dear. No manager, no back up staff and a depleated squad, At least 4 players short, 3 players lost in the Jan window which would have made a big difference and with good players going out. Something needs to be done. Not to save our promotion hopes, they vanished last night with that abject performance. Something needs to be done now to save next season or we will finish up like we did with Wilson in charge. Within touching distance of the Championship only to be allowed to slide into L2. It's up to the new board now to grasp the initiative. If they don't then we know what the plan for the future really is! Since 1950

7:55am Wed 27 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go.
Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe.

PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last.
We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.
The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.[/p][/quote]The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist. umpcah

7:55am Wed 27 Feb 13

RED-MERLIN says...

To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field....
To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field.... RED-MERLIN

8:00am Wed 27 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

Big thanks to Wardy and Miller and they are honest enough to see this ain't going to work.

Time for a new era to begin.
Big thanks to Wardy and Miller and they are honest enough to see this ain't going to work. Time for a new era to begin. mancrobin

8:00am Wed 27 Feb 13

Last step says...

Lazaat wrote:
Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?!

If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will.

We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post!
Victim complex.

He's not punished anyone- he just left because he couldn't take it anymore.

Try following your own advice and have a bit of a think before you post.

As I said- We need to be looking forward, not pointlessly complaining about what has happened.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.[/p][/quote]Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post![/p][/quote]Victim complex. He's not punished anyone- he just left because he couldn't take it anymore. Try following your own advice and have a bit of a think before you post. As I said- We need to be looking forward, not pointlessly complaining about what has happened. Last step

8:01am Wed 27 Feb 13

Last step says...

Lazaat wrote:
Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?!

If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will.

We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post!
Victim complex.

He's not punished anyone- he just left because he couldn't take it anymore.

Try following your own advice and have a bit of a think before you post.

As I said- We need to be looking forward, not pointlessly complaining about what has happened.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.[/p][/quote]Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post![/p][/quote]Victim complex. He's not punished anyone- he just left because he couldn't take it anymore. Try following your own advice and have a bit of a think before you post. As I said- We need to be looking forward, not pointlessly complaining about what has happened. Last step

8:05am Wed 27 Feb 13

Med Red says...

I wish people would stop blaming Paolo. He was forced out by the old regime and the new lot did nothing to try to keep him.
I wish people would stop blaming Paolo. He was forced out by the old regime and the new lot did nothing to try to keep him. Med Red

8:05am Wed 27 Feb 13

pat.swindon.f.c. says...

Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys.
The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al
l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1
status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that
situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex
cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect? pat.swindon.f.c.

8:05am Wed 27 Feb 13

Last step says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them.

2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?!

If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will.

We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
Honestly, If it is issues other than what has been stated in the media then I don't know what he old board did to forcevhim out.

Please enlighen me.

Thanks.
My point was that it's entirely clear from what has been reported in the media.
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.[/p][/quote]Honestly, If it is issues other than what has been stated in the media then I don't know what he old board did to forcevhim out. Please enlighen me. Thanks.[/p][/quote]My point was that it's entirely clear from what has been reported in the media. Last step

8:06am Wed 27 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season.

The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.
None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be.
We all ACTUALLY know very little.
Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE.

FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT.

FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE.

FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON.

FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD.

FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID.

FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE.

ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back.

FACT..There will always be those that don't.

FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM.

REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN.

REQUEST...BETTA...YO
UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season. The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.[/p][/quote]None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be. We all ACTUALLY know very little. Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE. FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT. FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE. FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON. FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD. FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID. FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE. ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back. FACT..There will always be those that don't. FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM. REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN. REQUEST...BETTA...YO UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE.... stanharlands6shirt

8:08am Wed 27 Feb 13

umpcah says...

I`m surprised that no-one has mentioned all the Bury bookings ! I would have liked to see Swindon taking three points last night but not with that show of indiscipline.
I`m surprised that no-one has mentioned all the Bury bookings ! I would have liked to see Swindon taking three points last night but not with that show of indiscipline. umpcah

8:08am Wed 27 Feb 13

glasred says...

What dicussion is needed?....just a new manager. IF its not going to be PDC,which is our greatest loss,then the only one that stands out on that list is Paul Tisdale. Get it sorted or loose our chance to get to the Chamionship this season.
What dicussion is needed?....just a new manager. IF its not going to be PDC,which is our greatest loss,then the only one that stands out on that list is Paul Tisdale. Get it sorted or loose our chance to get to the Chamionship this season. glasred

8:09am Wed 27 Feb 13

dazinblack says...

umpcah wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote: Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.
The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist.
I would also like to report a leak.... from my upstairs toilet.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.[/p][/quote]The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist.[/p][/quote]I would also like to report a leak.... from my upstairs toilet. dazinblack

8:14am Wed 27 Feb 13

umpcah says...

dazinblack wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote: Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.
The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist.
I would also like to report a leak.... from my upstairs toilet.
Get a plumber in then !
[quote][p][bold]dazinblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.[/p][/quote]The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist.[/p][/quote]I would also like to report a leak.... from my upstairs toilet.[/p][/quote]Get a plumber in then ! umpcah

8:17am Wed 27 Feb 13

dazinblack says...

Who esle is on the shortlist umpcah??
Who esle is on the shortlist umpcah?? dazinblack

8:17am Wed 27 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

dazinblack wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote: Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.
The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist.
I would also like to report a leak.... from my upstairs toilet.
TOILET, TISDALE AND TAKING THE PI5S, ALL FITS TOGETHER LIKE A HAND IN A GLOVE.

Sorry to lower the tone, but Tisdale will only drag us down.

Please we need to show that we have some ambition.
[quote][p][bold]dazinblack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Shame for Ward and Miller the results were not better but credit to them for stepping up and giving it a go. Too much too quickly and too much at stake all effected the outcome I believe. PDC - good while it lasted but never going to last. We need a good experienced mgr on the line conducting the team... this Tisdale does strike me as a bit of an odd bod,but he has done reasonable well over the last few seasons with probably a very tight budget.[/p][/quote]The final choice and subsequent appointment has to be seen. However I can report a leak that Tisdale is well within the shortlist.[/p][/quote]I would also like to report a leak.... from my upstairs toilet.[/p][/quote]TOILET, TISDALE AND TAKING THE PI5S, ALL FITS TOGETHER LIKE A HAND IN A GLOVE. Sorry to lower the tone, but Tisdale will only drag us down. Please we need to show that we have some ambition. stanharlands6shirt

8:20am Wed 27 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

umpcah wrote:
I`m surprised that no-one has mentioned all the Bury bookings ! I would have liked to see Swindon taking three points last night but not with that show of indiscipline.
They were pretty aggressive that's for sure. I think it was deliberate though; no-one did enough to get sent off, just enough to stop us getting any momentum. I wouldn't want us to play like that though, agreed.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: I`m surprised that no-one has mentioned all the Bury bookings ! I would have liked to see Swindon taking three points last night but not with that show of indiscipline.[/p][/quote]They were pretty aggressive that's for sure. I think it was deliberate though; no-one did enough to get sent off, just enough to stop us getting any momentum. I wouldn't want us to play like that though, agreed. peatmoor pirate

8:20am Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Since 1950 wrote:
As I just posted on the match commentary by Sam - You can't blame Ward and Miller for this. They didn't want or ask to be put in this position but something needs to be done, and done quickly. Last night was simply shocking!

How can a side degenerate into that clueless rabble arguing amongst themselves in such a short time? Who are we going to beat for the rest of the season playing like that? We looked like the side almost relegated, not Bury.

That car crash of a take over has cost us dear. No manager, no back up staff and a depleated squad, At least 4 players short, 3 players lost in the Jan window which would have made a big difference and with good players going out.

Something needs to be done. Not to save our promotion hopes, they vanished last night with that abject performance. Something needs to be done now to save next season or we will finish up like we did with Wilson in charge. Within touching distance of the Championship only to be allowed to slide into L2.

It's up to the new board now to grasp the initiative. If they don't then we know what the plan for the future really is!
agree with most of your post 1950. except I think Ward and Miller do have to take some of the blame because they picked the starting 11. Admitted they haven't got much to choose from with the squad depleted like they are. but playing Macca at right back AGAIN was a huge mistake, Nat Thompson is one of the best right backs in div 1 and they left him to sit on the bench in order to give the captain a game. They could have started Macca in midfield where he is not such a liability, god knows we needed some extra effort there. We've dropped 7 points from 3 sloppy goals conceeded in 3 home games at home that should have cemented our promotion challnge that can be attrbruted to poor defending, but then the ineffective midfield and the non-existence of the dymanic duo up front also have to take a share of the blame.

All in all difficult to see how this lot are going to pull it round and play football how they were before Christmas when we had Ritchie, Holland and Martin to call on.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: As I just posted on the match commentary by Sam - You can't blame Ward and Miller for this. They didn't want or ask to be put in this position but something needs to be done, and done quickly. Last night was simply shocking! How can a side degenerate into that clueless rabble arguing amongst themselves in such a short time? Who are we going to beat for the rest of the season playing like that? We looked like the side almost relegated, not Bury. That car crash of a take over has cost us dear. No manager, no back up staff and a depleated squad, At least 4 players short, 3 players lost in the Jan window which would have made a big difference and with good players going out. Something needs to be done. Not to save our promotion hopes, they vanished last night with that abject performance. Something needs to be done now to save next season or we will finish up like we did with Wilson in charge. Within touching distance of the Championship only to be allowed to slide into L2. It's up to the new board now to grasp the initiative. If they don't then we know what the plan for the future really is![/p][/quote]agree with most of your post 1950. except I think Ward and Miller do have to take some of the blame because they picked the starting 11. Admitted they haven't got much to choose from with the squad depleted like they are. but playing Macca at right back AGAIN was a huge mistake, Nat Thompson is one of the best right backs in div 1 and they left him to sit on the bench in order to give the captain a game. They could have started Macca in midfield where he is not such a liability, god knows we needed some extra effort there. We've dropped 7 points from 3 sloppy goals conceeded in 3 home games at home that should have cemented our promotion challnge that can be attrbruted to poor defending, but then the ineffective midfield and the non-existence of the dymanic duo up front also have to take a share of the blame. All in all difficult to see how this lot are going to pull it round and play football how they were before Christmas when we had Ritchie, Holland and Martin to call on. old town robin

8:21am Wed 27 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Plan A not worked....Whats plan B?

Just pull your finger out dell boy.
Plan A not worked....Whats plan B? Just pull your finger out dell boy. Robinonfire

8:25am Wed 27 Feb 13

umpcah says...

dazinblack wrote:
Who esle is on the shortlist umpcah??
I can only report as an eavesdropper in The Legends. Hoddle and DiCanio cannot be discounted. I guess we all suspected that anyway !
[quote][p][bold]dazinblack[/bold] wrote: Who esle is on the shortlist umpcah??[/p][/quote]I can only report as an eavesdropper in The Legends. Hoddle and DiCanio cannot be discounted. I guess we all suspected that anyway ! umpcah

8:25am Wed 27 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

Agree with your take on the team selection Old Town. I don't know how they could leave Thompson from the starting 11 either!
Agree with your take on the team selection Old Town. I don't know how they could leave Thompson from the starting 11 either! Since 1950

8:30am Wed 27 Feb 13

sadgit says...

That was a shambles last night.
Lets not forget though we have had similar performances earlier in the season when PDC was still at the helm.
(Orient, Colchester, Brentford......)
That was a shambles last night. Lets not forget though we have had similar performances earlier in the season when PDC was still at the helm. (Orient, Colchester, Brentford......) sadgit

8:46am Wed 27 Feb 13

We are PANTS says...

Oh my!! What a shambles that was last night!!! Really sad to see the players being booed off at the end though...
What was evident is that we need someone with experience to steer the players from the bench.. Lets hope the board do not rush into an appointment (unless it's PDC) before the weekend. With the pressure off due to everyone expecting a thumping we could well get an unexpected result at Coventry.. Especially with the expected 3000 fans behind the team. I believe they should take stock and get the right man in before we play Warsaw........
Oh my!! What a shambles that was last night!!! Really sad to see the players being booed off at the end though... What was evident is that we need someone with experience to steer the players from the bench.. Lets hope the board do not rush into an appointment (unless it's PDC) before the weekend. With the pressure off due to everyone expecting a thumping we could well get an unexpected result at Coventry.. Especially with the expected 3000 fans behind the team. I believe they should take stock and get the right man in before we play Warsaw........ We are PANTS

8:47am Wed 27 Feb 13

tally38 says...

WHERE IS THE DE VITA FAN I SUPPOSE HE THINKS NAVARO IS A GOOD PLAYER AS WELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS HE HAD JOIN HIS DE VITA FAN CLUB
WHERE IS THE DE VITA FAN I SUPPOSE HE THINKS NAVARO IS A GOOD PLAYER AS WELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS HE HAD JOIN HIS DE VITA FAN CLUB tally38

8:49am Wed 27 Feb 13

bearwoodred says...

bit of a ropey list at the moment - Tisdale looks the best bet. So many definite no's on that list and the only thing Phil Brown should be called upon is to help get the Arkells singing!!
bit of a ropey list at the moment - Tisdale looks the best bet. So many definite no's on that list and the only thing Phil Brown should be called upon is to help get the Arkells singing!! bearwoodred

8:50am Wed 27 Feb 13

richt1976 says...

sadgit wrote:
That was a shambles last night. Lets not forget though we have had similar performances earlier in the season when PDC was still at the helm. (Orient, Colchester, Brentford......)
Good point Sadgit

You also forgot to mention Scunthorpe, Coventry, Macclesfield and Hartlepool....

... all winable games at home when the 'messiah' was in charge, but ending up with dropped points or cup defeats.

Funny how some people on here forget about these results when remembering our ex-managers great record. Before the last 2 home games we had drawn 5 and lost 3 of 16 home games. Hardly what I would call a fortress!
[quote][p][bold]sadgit[/bold] wrote: That was a shambles last night. Lets not forget though we have had similar performances earlier in the season when PDC was still at the helm. (Orient, Colchester, Brentford......)[/p][/quote]Good point Sadgit You also forgot to mention Scunthorpe, Coventry, Macclesfield and Hartlepool.... ... all winable games at home when the 'messiah' was in charge, but ending up with dropped points or cup defeats. Funny how some people on here forget about these results when remembering our ex-managers great record. Before the last 2 home games we had drawn 5 and lost 3 of 16 home games. Hardly what I would call a fortress! richt1976

8:50am Wed 27 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

I don't blame the 2 managers. They've done their best. However yesterday it was obvious within 10 mins the team needed changing and Thomson brought on.
I don't blame the 2 managers. They've done their best. However yesterday it was obvious within 10 mins the team needed changing and Thomson brought on. Wonder Strike

8:52am Wed 27 Feb 13

We are PANTS says...

tally38 wrote:
WHERE IS THE DE VITA FAN I SUPPOSE HE THINKS NAVARO IS A GOOD PLAYER AS WELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS HE HAD JOIN HIS DE VITA FAN CLUB
De vita has been "off form" for three games.. Prior to that he has played VERY well when given the opportunity..
[quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: WHERE IS THE DE VITA FAN I SUPPOSE HE THINKS NAVARO IS A GOOD PLAYER AS WELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS HE HAD JOIN HIS DE VITA FAN CLUB[/p][/quote]De vita has been "off form" for three games.. Prior to that he has played VERY well when given the opportunity.. We are PANTS

8:53am Wed 27 Feb 13

umpcah says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Oh my!! What a shambles that was last night!!! Really sad to see the players being booed off at the end though...
What was evident is that we need someone with experience to steer the players from the bench.. Lets hope the board do not rush into an appointment (unless it's PDC) before the weekend. With the pressure off due to everyone expecting a thumping we could well get an unexpected result at Coventry.. Especially with the expected 3000 fans behind the team. I believe they should take stock and get the right man in before we play Warsaw........
What a shambles indeed ! The new directors just had to share the frustration and disappointment of the fans on a cold night. Today`s expected meeting of directors and caretaker managers must surely result in some serious resolutions. We`re the paying customers so let`s hear what they are please !
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Oh my!! What a shambles that was last night!!! Really sad to see the players being booed off at the end though... What was evident is that we need someone with experience to steer the players from the bench.. Lets hope the board do not rush into an appointment (unless it's PDC) before the weekend. With the pressure off due to everyone expecting a thumping we could well get an unexpected result at Coventry.. Especially with the expected 3000 fans behind the team. I believe they should take stock and get the right man in before we play Warsaw........[/p][/quote]What a shambles indeed ! The new directors just had to share the frustration and disappointment of the fans on a cold night. Today`s expected meeting of directors and caretaker managers must surely result in some serious resolutions. We`re the paying customers so let`s hear what they are please ! umpcah

8:54am Wed 27 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
LydiardRED67 wrote:
My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season.

The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.
None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be.
We all ACTUALLY know very little.
Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE.

FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT.

FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE.

FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON.

FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD.

FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID.

FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE.

ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back.

FACT..There will always be those that don't.

FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM.

REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN.

REQUEST...BETTA...YO

UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....
I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have?
Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome?
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season. The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.[/p][/quote]None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be. We all ACTUALLY know very little. Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE. FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT. FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE. FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON. FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD. FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID. FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE. ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back. FACT..There will always be those that don't. FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM. REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN. REQUEST...BETTA...YO UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....[/p][/quote]I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have? Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome? FORZASTFC

8:57am Wed 27 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

RED-MERLIN wrote:
To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field....
Good post spot on,with flint in the side we wont win nothing never seen a center half hoof the ball as many times as him he was moaning at the forwads all nite for not chaseing the balls he was over booting if you keep missing the midfield out how can you play good football why dont they telling him,put macca back there and drop him
[quote][p][bold]RED-MERLIN[/bold] wrote: To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field....[/p][/quote]Good post spot on,with flint in the side we wont win nothing never seen a center half hoof the ball as many times as him he was moaning at the forwads all nite for not chaseing the balls he was over booting if you keep missing the midfield out how can you play good football why dont they telling him,put macca back there and drop him HOOKEY

8:58am Wed 27 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Oh my!! What a shambles that was last night!!! Really sad to see the players being booed off at the end though... What was evident is that we need someone with experience to steer the players from the bench.. Lets hope the board do not rush into an appointment (unless it's PDC) before the weekend. With the pressure off due to everyone expecting a thumping we could well get an unexpected result at Coventry.. Especially with the expected 3000 fans behind the team. I believe they should take stock and get the right man in before we play Warsaw........
Warsaw eh. They going to bring many fans with them or are most of them here already? Think that should be Walsall.
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: Oh my!! What a shambles that was last night!!! Really sad to see the players being booed off at the end though... What was evident is that we need someone with experience to steer the players from the bench.. Lets hope the board do not rush into an appointment (unless it's PDC) before the weekend. With the pressure off due to everyone expecting a thumping we could well get an unexpected result at Coventry.. Especially with the expected 3000 fans behind the team. I believe they should take stock and get the right man in before we play Warsaw........[/p][/quote]Warsaw eh. They going to bring many fans with them or are most of them here already? Think that should be Walsall. Since 1950

9:00am Wed 27 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Last night was awful, but it's not just down to the management. We are missing Hollands, Ferry, Ritchie, Martins as back up & Devera has been out with a long time injury. Quite simply unless we bring in a few loans we are not going up regardless of who's manager.

But we need to start with a manager by saturday, there's no doubting the players have been out on the Town since PdC left us, and it showed last night.

For me Owen Coyle (If he's interested as reported) failing that Tisdale, Yates or Brown. Jimmy Floyd would be a good shout at the start of the season but no rookies at the moment.
Last night was awful, but it's not just down to the management. We are missing Hollands, Ferry, Ritchie, Martins as back up & Devera has been out with a long time injury. Quite simply unless we bring in a few loans we are not going up regardless of who's manager. But we need to start with a manager by saturday, there's no doubting the players have been out on the Town since PdC left us, and it showed last night. For me Owen Coyle (If he's interested as reported) failing that Tisdale, Yates or Brown. Jimmy Floyd would be a good shout at the start of the season but no rookies at the moment. Davidsyrett

9:01am Wed 27 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

FORZASTFC wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
LydiardRED67 wrote:
My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season.

The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.
None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be.
We all ACTUALLY know very little.
Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE.

FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT.

FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE.

FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON.

FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD.

FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID.

FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE.

ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back.

FACT..There will always be those that don't.

FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM.

REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN.

REQUEST...BETTA...YO


UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....
I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have?
Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome?
but it won't happen, so stop dreaming.
[quote][p][bold]FORZASTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season. The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.[/p][/quote]None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be. We all ACTUALLY know very little. Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE. FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT. FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE. FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON. FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD. FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID. FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE. ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back. FACT..There will always be those that don't. FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM. REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN. REQUEST...BETTA...YO UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....[/p][/quote]I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have? Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome?[/p][/quote]but it won't happen, so stop dreaming. Davidsyrett

9:04am Wed 27 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Lazaat wrote:
It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
I think new players are more important than a manager.

Six or eight weeks ago we would have had Hollands, Martin, Ritchie, Devera and Ferry in the side and then four weeks ago we would have had Pack, Wriht Philips and Green to replace Ritchie Hollands and Martin.

Our squad is threadbare and we have few options, as had we had a fit Ferry, retained a fit Hollands and got Pack in, then Navarro would not have made the bench!

Quite frankly our current squad is not good enough or big enough and we need new faces quickly.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]I think new players are more important than a manager. Six or eight weeks ago we would have had Hollands, Martin, Ritchie, Devera and Ferry in the side and then four weeks ago we would have had Pack, Wriht Philips and Green to replace Ritchie Hollands and Martin. Our squad is threadbare and we have few options, as had we had a fit Ferry, retained a fit Hollands and got Pack in, then Navarro would not have made the bench! Quite frankly our current squad is not good enough or big enough and we need new faces quickly. Pewsham Red

9:04am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Bring back Di Canio!


Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club.

Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC.

We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground.

With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away!

Sign the petition http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
140-odd signatures so far!
Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far! International Robin2

9:05am Wed 27 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

No Manager
No Plan
No Players (Squad)
No Leadership

Sorry......rant over and wanted to get that off my chest this Morning.
Now that was dire last night and made me think at least we have enough points to stave off relegation.
As bad as it gets.

On to Coventry now. Please no more of that.

oh and by the way PDC would have smashed to dug out last night and for those anti PDC, I am not going to say told you so but just be careful what you wished for......because it might not be happening.
No Manager No Plan No Players (Squad) No Leadership Sorry......rant over and wanted to get that off my chest this Morning. Now that was dire last night and made me think at least we have enough points to stave off relegation. As bad as it gets. On to Coventry now. Please no more of that. oh and by the way PDC would have smashed to dug out last night and for those anti PDC, I am not going to say told you so but just be careful what you wished for......because it might not be happening. TheDukeOfBanbury

9:07am Wed 27 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

ya mums got facial hair wrote:
Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro
I like your sense of humour!
[quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro[/p][/quote]I like your sense of humour! Pewsham Red

9:11am Wed 27 Feb 13

tally38 says...

We are PANTS wrote:
tally38 wrote:
WHERE IS THE DE VITA FAN I SUPPOSE HE THINKS NAVARO IS A GOOD PLAYER AS WELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS HE HAD JOIN HIS DE VITA FAN CLUB
De vita has been "off form" for three games.. Prior to that he has played VERY well when given the opportunity..
YOU ARE JOKING ARE YOU ITALIAN
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tally38[/bold] wrote: WHERE IS THE DE VITA FAN I SUPPOSE HE THINKS NAVARO IS A GOOD PLAYER AS WELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS HE HAD JOIN HIS DE VITA FAN CLUB[/p][/quote]De vita has been "off form" for three games.. Prior to that he has played VERY well when given the opportunity..[/p][/quote]YOU ARE JOKING ARE YOU ITALIAN tally38

9:11am Wed 27 Feb 13

burley01rs says...

Previous bad game was home to Colchester. Our passing was bad. I could feel we were in for a bad night after 10 minutes. Nathan Thompson improved things when he came on. Navarro had a bad game. Surely L. Thompson should be given a chance.
Bad passing was our downfall. Even some kicks from Wes were wayward. Hope we do better at Coventry.
Previous bad game was home to Colchester. Our passing was bad. I could feel we were in for a bad night after 10 minutes. Nathan Thompson improved things when he came on. Navarro had a bad game. Surely L. Thompson should be given a chance. Bad passing was our downfall. Even some kicks from Wes were wayward. Hope we do better at Coventry. burley01rs

9:11am Wed 27 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Bring back Di Canio!


Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club.

Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC.

We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground.

With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away!

Sign the petition http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback/
140-odd signatures so far!
give it a rest, PDC dumped on us from a great height, no respect for the man at all, We had 9K fans singing his name against Hartlepool, you really think 125 is going to make any difference??
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]give it a rest, PDC dumped on us from a great height, no respect for the man at all, We had 9K fans singing his name against Hartlepool, you really think 125 is going to make any difference?? Davidsyrett

9:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
No Manager
No Plan
No Players (Squad)
No Leadership

Sorry......rant over and wanted to get that off my chest this Morning.
Now that was dire last night and made me think at least we have enough points to stave off relegation.
As bad as it gets.

On to Coventry now. Please no more of that.

oh and by the way PDC would have smashed to dug out last night and for those anti PDC, I am not going to say told you so but just be careful what you wished for......because it might not be happening.
But some people think that this is just a DREAM?
WHY? It is the most sensible, people have to eat humble pie & realise that PDC makes us tick! FACT
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: No Manager No Plan No Players (Squad) No Leadership Sorry......rant over and wanted to get that off my chest this Morning. Now that was dire last night and made me think at least we have enough points to stave off relegation. As bad as it gets. On to Coventry now. Please no more of that. oh and by the way PDC would have smashed to dug out last night and for those anti PDC, I am not going to say told you so but just be careful what you wished for......because it might not be happening.[/p][/quote]But some people think that this is just a DREAM? WHY? It is the most sensible, people have to eat humble pie & realise that PDC makes us tick! FACT FORZASTFC

9:14am Wed 27 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

If Jed Mccrory & co have any genuine ambition of promotion this season then they have to start walking the walk and not just talking the talk. ''promotion is top of the list'' bla, bla, '' Top class manager'' bla, bla, bla!!

We need a manager NOW!! And not the first name that walks through the door! We need a manager with experience and quality. A decent manager won't come cheap but neither does promotion and If Jed does have a genuine ambition of promotion this season then dig deep Jed and prove it to all us fans and bring in a manager that will blow our sock off!! .....AND FAST!!!
If Jed Mccrory & co have any genuine ambition of promotion this season then they have to start walking the walk and not just talking the talk. ''promotion is top of the list'' bla, bla, '' Top class manager'' bla, bla, bla!! We need a manager NOW!! And not the first name that walks through the door! We need a manager with experience and quality. A decent manager won't come cheap but neither does promotion and If Jed does have a genuine ambition of promotion this season then dig deep Jed and prove it to all us fans and bring in a manager that will blow our sock off!! .....AND FAST!!! stfcknowitall

9:23am Wed 27 Feb 13

TelSTFC says...

Shocking performance last night especially 1st half. Once we changed it with Thompson & the 2 Rooneys then we showed more promise and actually created chances on goal.

I have gripes with the posters on here already moaning at the board they only took over last Thursday? What do you expect?

Tommy & Darren have tried and admitted they need a Manager so im sure Jed will sit down and create a short list today. But don’t expect someone to be in before Saturday its Wednesday guys and interviews and 2nd interviews take more than 2 – 3 days.

I would expect they will be aiming to get a new Manager in later next week before the Walsall game.

Also as for people moaning about staging concerts and music god the board are only trying to create extra revenue for the club. You try running a club with no income coming in between May and August what is wrong with creating extra revenue avenues? So many posters on here are short sighted.

I think there are many good available Managers or potential new Managers out there.

Calderwood, Kerslake, Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink, Tisdale. Hoddle

Tisdale took Exeter City from Conference to Division 1 although they did get relegated back to Div 2 last season so the jury is out on him I suppose. Although they are in a play off position at present.

He is quite the opposite to Paolo regarding his match interviews if you look at his latest against Burton on the BBC website and is a bit hesitant to be honest.
Shocking performance last night especially 1st half. Once we changed it with Thompson & the 2 Rooneys then we showed more promise and actually created chances on goal. I have gripes with the posters on here already moaning at the board they only took over last Thursday? What do you expect? Tommy & Darren have tried and admitted they need a Manager so im sure Jed will sit down and create a short list today. But don’t expect someone to be in before Saturday its Wednesday guys and interviews and 2nd interviews take more than 2 – 3 days. I would expect they will be aiming to get a new Manager in later next week before the Walsall game. Also as for people moaning about staging concerts and music god the board are only trying to create extra revenue for the club. You try running a club with no income coming in between May and August what is wrong with creating extra revenue avenues? So many posters on here are short sighted. I think there are many good available Managers or potential new Managers out there. Calderwood, Kerslake, Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink, Tisdale. Hoddle Tisdale took Exeter City from Conference to Division 1 although they did get relegated back to Div 2 last season so the jury is out on him I suppose. Although they are in a play off position at present. He is quite the opposite to Paolo regarding his match interviews if you look at his latest against Burton on the BBC website and is a bit hesitant to be honest. TelSTFC

9:24am Wed 27 Feb 13

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers says...

It would work if one of them was stood on the sidelines.
It would work if one of them was stood on the sidelines. Leo Sayers Leather Trousers

9:28am Wed 27 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Eat humble pie ! Dig deep ! Players out on the lash ! Hoofball tactics ! Anyone know where my dear Swindon Town have gone to ?
Eat humble pie ! Dig deep ! Players out on the lash ! Hoofball tactics ! Anyone know where my dear Swindon Town have gone to ? umpcah

9:34am Wed 27 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst...

Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals?

Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I?

Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.
Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst... Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals? Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I? Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning. chrystovski

9:35am Wed 27 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

HOOKEY wrote:
RED-MERLIN wrote: To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field....
Good post spot on,with flint in the side we wont win nothing never seen a center half hoof the ball as many times as him he was moaning at the forwads all nite for not chaseing the balls he was over booting if you keep missing the midfield out how can you play good football why dont they telling him,put macca back there and drop him
Also a worrying trend of sending Flint up for free kicks at every opportunity a la Antoine van der Linden (remember him) which just encourages long ball.

This is how we conceded last night - Flint sent forward as we had free kick in our own half, poor delivery by McCormack and straight up our end with no Flint to defend cross and bundled in at near post. Easy.

P.s Dave Syrett - sorry didn't see your post before I replicated what you said. I wasn't trying to steal your thunder!
[quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED-MERLIN[/bold] wrote: To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field....[/p][/quote]Good post spot on,with flint in the side we wont win nothing never seen a center half hoof the ball as many times as him he was moaning at the forwads all nite for not chaseing the balls he was over booting if you keep missing the midfield out how can you play good football why dont they telling him,put macca back there and drop him[/p][/quote]Also a worrying trend of sending Flint up for free kicks at every opportunity a la Antoine van der Linden (remember him) which just encourages long ball. This is how we conceded last night - Flint sent forward as we had free kick in our own half, poor delivery by McCormack and straight up our end with no Flint to defend cross and bundled in at near post. Easy. P.s Dave Syrett - sorry didn't see your post before I replicated what you said. I wasn't trying to steal your thunder! Pewsham Red

9:38am Wed 27 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post!
Victim complex. He's not punished anyone- he just left because he couldn't take it anymore. Try following your own advice and have a bit of a think before you post. As I said- We need to be looking forward, not pointlessly complaining about what has happened.
Hmmm...not sure about that. If he had walked the day after Ritchie was sold then I could fully understand it. However, the way he went about things - i.e. the statement before the Crawley game that he was 'considering his future', followed by the deadline he gave the prospective new board (which was out of their control) - makes me think there was more to it than simply "he couldn't take it anymore".

None of us know what happened behind the scenes, but hopefully it will be revealed one day. Maybe, as suggested in the press, his demands were so excessive that there was no way the new board could agree to them. We know he is a control freak, which got results on the pitch, so I suspect he (and Spencer) engaged in brinkmanship with the McCrory consortium and, ultimately, it failed. A similar thing happened when he went back to Lazio. As everyone know, he was hugely popular with the fans and had strong links with the Irriducibili, who were involved in a power struggle with the president, Claudio Lotito, which they lost.

I went to a few Lazio games around this time (including the derby he scored in, when he did the infamous salute for first time) and it was pretty ugly. Di Canio was released at the end of the season and joined Cisco Roma, then lost his court case against Lazio for unpaid wages.

I love the mad ****, but I'm sure he won't be back. As you say, we need to be looking forward.
[quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.[/p][/quote]Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post![/p][/quote]Victim complex. He's not punished anyone- he just left because he couldn't take it anymore. Try following your own advice and have a bit of a think before you post. As I said- We need to be looking forward, not pointlessly complaining about what has happened.[/p][/quote]Hmmm...not sure about that. If he had walked the day after Ritchie was sold then I could fully understand it. However, the way he went about things - i.e. the statement before the Crawley game that he was 'considering his future', followed by the deadline he gave the prospective new board (which was out of their control) - makes me think there was more to it than simply "he couldn't take it anymore". None of us know what happened behind the scenes, but hopefully it will be revealed one day. Maybe, as suggested in the press, his demands were so excessive that there was no way the new board could agree to them. We know he is a control freak, which got results on the pitch, so I suspect he (and Spencer) engaged in brinkmanship with the McCrory consortium and, ultimately, it failed. A similar thing happened when he went back to Lazio. As everyone know, he was hugely popular with the fans and had strong links with the Irriducibili, who were involved in a power struggle with the president, Claudio Lotito, which they lost. I went to a few Lazio games around this time (including the derby he scored in, when he did the infamous salute for first time) and it was pretty ugly. Di Canio was released at the end of the season and joined Cisco Roma, then lost his court case against Lazio for unpaid wages. I love the mad ****, but I'm sure he won't be back. As you say, we need to be looking forward. stfclondon

9:41am Wed 27 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Bring back Di Canio!


Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club.

Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC.

We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground.

With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away!

Sign the petition http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback/
140-odd signatures so far!
Give it a rest obviously nobody is interested or you wouldn'thave such a carp number of signatures, PDC booked it packed it and fooked off, his choice, the new board had already said they wanted him to stay, so get over it and move on, I personaly loved the guy, but the contempt shown to this club is unforgivable, I would rather have Andy king or Steve Mcmahon back than him.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Give it a rest obviously nobody is interested or you wouldn'thave such a carp number of signatures, PDC booked it packed it and fooked off, his choice, the new board had already said they wanted him to stay, so get over it and move on, I personaly loved the guy, but the contempt shown to this club is unforgivable, I would rather have Andy king or Steve Mcmahon back than him. Is that you Lovesey

9:47am Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Really poor last night, Navarro awful, how did McCormack get man of the match! Should have started with Thompson at right back and Rooney up front.
Latest beiing Tisdale 2-1, Hasselbaink 9-4 but Tim Sherwood is now 11-4?
Really poor last night, Navarro awful, how did McCormack get man of the match! Should have started with Thompson at right back and Rooney up front. Latest beiing Tisdale 2-1, Hasselbaink 9-4 but Tim Sherwood is now 11-4? Wembley69

9:48am Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

chrystovski wrote:
Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst...

Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals?

Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I?

Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.
Quite honestly if Navarro didnt come back it would be no great loss!
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst... Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals? Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I? Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.[/p][/quote]Quite honestly if Navarro didnt come back it would be no great loss! Wembley69

9:48am Wed 27 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Why did PDC not take Navarro with him.

Can we have a forwarding address so we can send him on.
Why did PDC not take Navarro with him. Can we have a forwarding address so we can send him on. Robinonfire

9:49am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
Bring back Di Canio!


Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club.

Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC.

We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground.

With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away!

Sign the petition http://www.ipetition


s.com/petition/bring


paoloback/
140-odd signatures so far!
Give it a rest obviously nobody is interested or you wouldn'thave such a carp number of signatures, PDC booked it packed it and fooked off, his choice, the new board had already said they wanted him to stay, so get over it and move on, I personaly loved the guy, but the contempt shown to this club is unforgivable, I would rather have Andy king or Steve Mcmahon back than him.
Considering this petition has had zero publicity apart from me spamming Facebook, Twitter and here.. 145 is a pretty good response in 48hours. The fact 145 people have taken a moment of their time to add their name shows that there is interest Lovesey! Go on, I know you want to.. Add your name to the petition ;) http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Give it a rest obviously nobody is interested or you wouldn'thave such a carp number of signatures, PDC booked it packed it and fooked off, his choice, the new board had already said they wanted him to stay, so get over it and move on, I personaly loved the guy, but the contempt shown to this club is unforgivable, I would rather have Andy king or Steve Mcmahon back than him.[/p][/quote]Considering this petition has had zero publicity apart from me spamming Facebook, Twitter and here.. 145 is a pretty good response in 48hours. The fact 145 people have taken a moment of their time to add their name shows that there is interest Lovesey! Go on, I know you want to.. Add your name to the petition ;) http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

9:51am Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Not read many of the comments above but it looks like Miller does not want the job much more.
Any new manager coming in is coming in at the right time,3 months left of this season and 7 players out of contract, a great chance to build his own team.
Not read many of the comments above but it looks like Miller does not want the job much more. Any new manager coming in is coming in at the right time,3 months left of this season and 7 players out of contract, a great chance to build his own team. swwindon61uk

9:55am Wed 27 Feb 13

STFCSteve1980 says...

Hi
I read the comments on this site evry day but this is a first time post

Although i didnt always agree with the way Paulo conducted himself in the press regarding players etc, his win ratio was excellent. but if he did return, im not so sure we would then perform better etc and win the league. The players i would excpect will feel hurt and let down by the way he left. The respect he gained has may have been dented. It could cause a bit of friction in the dressing room and team spirit could be at a low.

I know we all hope if he did come back that it will continue how it was a few months ago but i just am not to sure
Hi I read the comments on this site evry day but this is a first time post Although i didnt always agree with the way Paulo conducted himself in the press regarding players etc, his win ratio was excellent. but if he did return, im not so sure we would then perform better etc and win the league. The players i would excpect will feel hurt and let down by the way he left. The respect he gained has may have been dented. It could cause a bit of friction in the dressing room and team spirit could be at a low. I know we all hope if he did come back that it will continue how it was a few months ago but i just am not to sure STFCSteve1980

9:59am Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

chrystovski wrote:
Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst...

Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals?

Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I?

Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.
Good post,i don't boo but last night i could kind of understand.
A lot of Swindon fans are no different from most fans around the country these days, every pass has to be pin point every shot has to go etc etc etc
They keep forgetting we are a division 3 side with division 3 players and not the EPL,Serie A,La Lige,Bundeslige players that they watch on TV 7 days a week.
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst... Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals? Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I? Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.[/p][/quote]Good post,i don't boo but last night i could kind of understand. A lot of Swindon fans are no different from most fans around the country these days, every pass has to be pin point every shot has to go etc etc etc They keep forgetting we are a division 3 side with division 3 players and not the EPL,Serie A,La Lige,Bundeslige players that they watch on TV 7 days a week. swwindon61uk

10:00am Wed 27 Feb 13

LeGod says...

All the good work that has gone into this season if you don't act he'd and get additional players in and a manager. It's been staring us in the face for a few weeks and we have dropped 5 points to two poor teams in our last two home games.
If you don't act Jed we won't be winning any more games. We are lacking leadership and direction and that is not a criticism of ward and miller.
Can't see us winning Saturday.
The honeymoon is over Jed please act before it all blows up in our face.
All the good work that has gone into this season if you don't act he'd and get additional players in and a manager. It's been staring us in the face for a few weeks and we have dropped 5 points to two poor teams in our last two home games. If you don't act Jed we won't be winning any more games. We are lacking leadership and direction and that is not a criticism of ward and miller. Can't see us winning Saturday. The honeymoon is over Jed please act before it all blows up in our face. LeGod

10:00am Wed 27 Feb 13

Rondogers says...

Lazaat wrote:
Last step wrote:
Lazaat wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?
Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.
Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post!
I agree Lazaat.

Paolo's issue was with the old board...and guess what!? the old board are no longer here!

So why make the fans suffer?

Di Canio would have been a Swindon legend if he got us promoted this season and we wouldn't of had any issues with him moving on to something bigger and better next season. But now he has left us at the most crucial part of the season and in my opinion of him has changed big time!

All this rubbish about being a man of honour, give me a break!

And the worst part is he is just playing a game with us now by not releasing a statement, so the team can't move on as we're are all wondering if he will come back...

So Paolo do one of two things, come back and sort this mess out or release a statement to say you won't be coming back!!!!

Think you owe us that much!
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Last step[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: It's very obvious we need a manager appointed ASAP! It's not fair to expect Darren and Tommy to shoulder this responsibility and also carry on playing, and it seems the players are not giving 100% for them. 2 home games against teams low down in the league have yielded only one point when we should of got 6. Well Paolo you are your staff have certainly punished the new board and fans haven't you...by the way what exactly did we do wrong?[/p][/quote]Can we stop this now?! If you don't know yet what the old board did to force Di Canio out then you probably never will. We need to look forward, not just make pointless, snipey comments about the past.[/p][/quote]Read my post again and you will see I wrote Paolo is punishing the NEW board! I know what the old board did but why punish the new board and fans for something the old board did? Think before you post![/p][/quote]I agree Lazaat. Paolo's issue was with the old board...and guess what!? the old board are no longer here! So why make the fans suffer? Di Canio would have been a Swindon legend if he got us promoted this season and we wouldn't of had any issues with him moving on to something bigger and better next season. But now he has left us at the most crucial part of the season and in my opinion of him has changed big time! All this rubbish about being a man of honour, give me a break! And the worst part is he is just playing a game with us now by not releasing a statement, so the team can't move on as we're are all wondering if he will come back... So Paolo do one of two things, come back and sort this mess out or release a statement to say you won't be coming back!!!! Think you owe us that much! Rondogers

10:01am Wed 27 Feb 13

oncearedalwaysared says...

We need a quick solution, but surely, the one right under our nose (not PDC) has to be Paul Bodin.

He took charge after Paul Hart and at least got the team playing towards the end of the season. There was clearly no love lost between him and PDC and maybe that would affect his relationship with the first team players, but we need a short term fix. There is no time to bring in a new manager, PDC isn't coming back, so surely Paul Bodin has to be considered.

It wasn't that long ago that everyone was calling for him to be given the job anyway.
We need a quick solution, but surely, the one right under our nose (not PDC) has to be Paul Bodin. He took charge after Paul Hart and at least got the team playing towards the end of the season. There was clearly no love lost between him and PDC and maybe that would affect his relationship with the first team players, but we need a short term fix. There is no time to bring in a new manager, PDC isn't coming back, so surely Paul Bodin has to be considered. It wasn't that long ago that everyone was calling for him to be given the job anyway. oncearedalwaysared

10:07am Wed 27 Feb 13

M.Dobbo says...

Consider this.
If we get promo to the Championship, and at the moment its a big IF, more than 50% of the current squad would not cut-it in that division.
Those players such as Ward, Miller and Navarro and a few others would be out of their depth. So, why should they strive to get STFC promoted only to see themselves out of a job.
Just a thought.
Dobbo.
Consider this. If we get promo to the Championship, and at the moment its a big IF, more than 50% of the current squad would not cut-it in that division. Those players such as Ward, Miller and Navarro and a few others would be out of their depth. So, why should they strive to get STFC promoted only to see themselves out of a job. Just a thought. Dobbo. M.Dobbo

10:10am Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

M.Dobbo wrote:
Consider this.
If we get promo to the Championship, and at the moment its a big IF, more than 50% of the current squad would not cut-it in that division.
Those players such as Ward, Miller and Navarro and a few others would be out of their depth. So, why should they strive to get STFC promoted only to see themselves out of a job.
Just a thought.
Dobbo.
Several of those players are out contract this summer,so i would have thought they would be trying a little harder!
[quote][p][bold]M.Dobbo[/bold] wrote: Consider this. If we get promo to the Championship, and at the moment its a big IF, more than 50% of the current squad would not cut-it in that division. Those players such as Ward, Miller and Navarro and a few others would be out of their depth. So, why should they strive to get STFC promoted only to see themselves out of a job. Just a thought. Dobbo.[/p][/quote]Several of those players are out contract this summer,so i would have thought they would be trying a little harder! swwindon61uk

10:10am Wed 27 Feb 13

mossy282 says...

Last night was simply awful, difficult to watchconsidering how well we have been playing!

Motm was a joke, I think Macca has been off the boil for a whilea nd it is difficult to justify his place in the team as full back, Nathon is so much better in that position. To behonest Aden Flint was the best of a bad bunch.

Midfield was missing completly without Ferry there, Navaro simply not good enough and Miller not an attacking midfielder.

I dont agree with the booign but Roberts, once again and Navaro truely awful, Roberts couldn't pass a kidney stone let alone a football, he has had 2/3 good games all season.

We need direction and therefore a new manager asap, there is still time to get auto place but no time for delay in appointing a new man to lead us.

I don'y know who would be a good fit but people need to stop dreaming about Adkins, Hoddle etc, that will not be happening!

We will get who we re prepared to pay for, which probsably means one of the journey men managers knocking about in L1 and 2!
Last night was simply awful, difficult to watchconsidering how well we have been playing! Motm was a joke, I think Macca has been off the boil for a whilea nd it is difficult to justify his place in the team as full back, Nathon is so much better in that position. To behonest Aden Flint was the best of a bad bunch. Midfield was missing completly without Ferry there, Navaro simply not good enough and Miller not an attacking midfielder. I dont agree with the booign but Roberts, once again and Navaro truely awful, Roberts couldn't pass a kidney stone let alone a football, he has had 2/3 good games all season. We need direction and therefore a new manager asap, there is still time to get auto place but no time for delay in appointing a new man to lead us. I don'y know who would be a good fit but people need to stop dreaming about Adkins, Hoddle etc, that will not be happening! We will get who we re prepared to pay for, which probsably means one of the journey men managers knocking about in L1 and 2! mossy282

10:11am Wed 27 Feb 13

Davethered says...

Gary Johnson from Yeovil , anybody.
He seems to be a very good manager at lower level clubs . Could do a lot worse
Gary Johnson from Yeovil , anybody. He seems to be a very good manager at lower level clubs . Could do a lot worse Davethered

10:24am Wed 27 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

Most of us saw this on coming on Saturday, surely if our new owners are football people(keeps being quoted) then they should have been on the case from Saturday!

Sort it out Jed, booing players already shows the spirit is going.

I can now see why McCormack was stripped of the captaincy shocking performances lately.

People like Wizard and Mallorca can now see why Paolo was hard with these players(get what you wished for?).
Most of us saw this on coming on Saturday, surely if our new owners are football people(keeps being quoted) then they should have been on the case from Saturday! Sort it out Jed, booing players already shows the spirit is going. I can now see why McCormack was stripped of the captaincy shocking performances lately. People like Wizard and Mallorca can now see why Paolo was hard with these players(get what you wished for?). Exmouth_red69

10:24am Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
LydiardRED67 wrote:
My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season.

The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.
None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be.
We all ACTUALLY know very little.
Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE.

FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT.

FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE.

FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON.

FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD.

FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID.

FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE.

ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back.

FACT..There will always be those that don't.

FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM.

REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN.

REQUEST...BETTA...YO

UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....
Theres no need to shout!

My point stated that the figures were "reported" which implies not factual, however believe there may be some substance to tehm.

I thought itwas a balanced and well made point.

Obviously not.

Ho hum.................
..
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season. The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.[/p][/quote]None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be. We all ACTUALLY know very little. Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE. FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT. FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE. FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON. FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD. FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID. FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE. ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back. FACT..There will always be those that don't. FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM. REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN. REQUEST...BETTA...YO UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....[/p][/quote]Theres no need to shout! My point stated that the figures were "reported" which implies not factual, however believe there may be some substance to tehm. I thought itwas a balanced and well made point. Obviously not. Ho hum................. .. LydiardRED67

10:26am Wed 27 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Bring back Di Canio!


Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club.

Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC.

We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground.

With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away!

Sign the petition http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback/
140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140? Graham8181

10:27am Wed 27 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Bring back Di Canio Bring back Di Canio !!!
Bring back Di Canio Bring back Di Canio !!! Graham8181

10:27am Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

FORZASTFC wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
LydiardRED67 wrote:
My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season.

The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.
None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be.
We all ACTUALLY know very little.
Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE.

FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT.

FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE.

FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON.

FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD.

FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID.

FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE.

ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back.

FACT..There will always be those that don't.

FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM.

REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN.

REQUEST...BETTA...YO


UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....
I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have?
Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome?
Just fo the record, I like PDC.
[quote][p][bold]FORZASTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season. The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.[/p][/quote]None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be. We all ACTUALLY know very little. Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE. FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT. FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE. FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON. FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD. FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID. FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE. ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back. FACT..There will always be those that don't. FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM. REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN. REQUEST...BETTA...YO UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....[/p][/quote]I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have? Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome?[/p][/quote]Just fo the record, I like PDC. LydiardRED67

10:29am Wed 27 Feb 13

MITTED says...

A truly shocking performance from Town last night. However, Bury played beyond their league position and thoroughly deserved their win. They defended from the front and on the front foot. Yes, the ref bottled it for what was a clear 2nd yellow in the space of 30 seconds and a straight red for the studs up challenge on Thompson but, we shouldn't need the ref's help when playing a side that has been in the bottom four all season. We need a new manager, whether until the end of the season or beyond and we need him NOW!
COYR
A truly shocking performance from Town last night. However, Bury played beyond their league position and thoroughly deserved their win. They defended from the front and on the front foot. Yes, the ref bottled it for what was a clear 2nd yellow in the space of 30 seconds and a straight red for the studs up challenge on Thompson but, we shouldn't need the ref's help when playing a side that has been in the bottom four all season. We need a new manager, whether until the end of the season or beyond and we need him NOW! COYR MITTED

10:32am Wed 27 Feb 13

MITTED says...

MITTED wrote:
A truly shocking performance from Town last night. However, Bury played beyond their league position and thoroughly deserved their win. They defended from the front and on the front foot. Yes, the ref bottled it for what was a clear 2nd yellow in the space of 30 seconds and a straight red for the studs up challenge on Thompson but, we shouldn't need the ref's help when playing a side that has been in the bottom four all season. We need a new manager, whether until the end of the season or beyond and we need him NOW!
COYR
delete "new" - we need a manager and I would be chuffed to bits if it was PDC but the bottom line is that a manager is urgently required.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: A truly shocking performance from Town last night. However, Bury played beyond their league position and thoroughly deserved their win. They defended from the front and on the front foot. Yes, the ref bottled it for what was a clear 2nd yellow in the space of 30 seconds and a straight red for the studs up challenge on Thompson but, we shouldn't need the ref's help when playing a side that has been in the bottom four all season. We need a new manager, whether until the end of the season or beyond and we need him NOW! COYR[/p][/quote]delete "new" - we need a manager and I would be chuffed to bits if it was PDC but the bottom line is that a manager is urgently required. COYR MITTED

10:34am Wed 27 Feb 13

RogerJ1969 says...

grove red wrote:
ya mums got facial hair wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro
Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals.
Got to agree, the only positive from last night was Williams playing wide for the last 15minutes or so.
It will mean a change of formation but he is better wide than through the middle where he cannot find the space he needs.
Also, is Alan Mc a liability lately or what!
He worries me every time he tackles anywhere near the box.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro[/p][/quote]Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals.[/p][/quote]Got to agree, the only positive from last night was Williams playing wide for the last 15minutes or so. It will mean a change of formation but he is better wide than through the middle where he cannot find the space he needs. Also, is Alan Mc a liability lately or what! He worries me every time he tackles anywhere near the box. RogerJ1969

10:35am Wed 27 Feb 13

lacey198 says...

By all accounts the worse performance in a long long long time.

Seems that without having proper coaches, management and motivators teams crumble. Who'd have guessed!!!!

Lets be fair, the squad isnt greatest in the league, but the workrate and preparation for each game has made us into a well oiled machine. That can only be down to the management/coaching team. So we now have a few choices, leave it as it is, with no a licensed coach (or pitman who couldnt cut it at hereford, or Bodin who paolo didnt rate) and puts extra pressure on two solid performers this season. Get in new manager who has same want to play attractive attacking football who might be able to get us in playoffs if lucky, or we bring back paolo and let him finish the job he started.

Its clear he was hurt by situation, its clear he's hurt some of us by leaving when he did but wouldnt a massive promotion push bring us back together???
By all accounts the worse performance in a long long long time. Seems that without having proper coaches, management and motivators teams crumble. Who'd have guessed!!!! Lets be fair, the squad isnt greatest in the league, but the workrate and preparation for each game has made us into a well oiled machine. That can only be down to the management/coaching team. So we now have a few choices, leave it as it is, with no a licensed coach (or pitman who couldnt cut it at hereford, or Bodin who paolo didnt rate) and puts extra pressure on two solid performers this season. Get in new manager who has same want to play attractive attacking football who might be able to get us in playoffs if lucky, or we bring back paolo and let him finish the job he started. Its clear he was hurt by situation, its clear he's hurt some of us by leaving when he did but wouldnt a massive promotion push bring us back together??? lacey198

10:35am Wed 27 Feb 13

glasred says...

FORZASTFC....PDC did make us tick ..you are so right. Many posters on this site unbelievably cant seem to see that obvious fact!!
He is the final piece of the jigsaw to get promotion this season at a time when no team is showing consistancy at the top of L1.
I really hope Jed contats PDC...heres hoping.
FORZASTFC....PDC did make us tick ..you are so right. Many posters on this site unbelievably cant seem to see that obvious fact!! He is the final piece of the jigsaw to get promotion this season at a time when no team is showing consistancy at the top of L1. I really hope Jed contats PDC...heres hoping. glasred

10:35am Wed 27 Feb 13

the_fox says...

how about Steve Davis at Crewe? good young manager and plays good football ... surprised no-one has mentioned him yet.
how about Steve Davis at Crewe? good young manager and plays good football ... surprised no-one has mentioned him yet. the_fox

10:36am Wed 27 Feb 13

matt71 says...

Player wise see bostock is back from USA so available again ,thought that his flair and passing was sadly missing last night.
Player wise see bostock is back from USA so available again ,thought that his flair and passing was sadly missing last night. matt71

10:38am Wed 27 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
Bring back Di Canio!


Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club.

Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC.

We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground.

With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away!

Sign the petition http://www.ipetition


s.com/petition/bring


paoloback/
140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
graham give him a rest, you obviously don't agree with the petition so leave it!
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]graham give him a rest, you obviously don't agree with the petition so leave it! Exmouth_red69

10:40am Wed 27 Feb 13

grove red says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
grove red wrote:
ya mums got facial hair wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro
Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals.
Got to agree, the only positive from last night was Williams playing wide for the last 15minutes or so.
It will mean a change of formation but he is better wide than through the middle where he cannot find the space he needs.
Also, is Alan Mc a liability lately or what!
He worries me every time he tackles anywhere near the box.
yes would be alot happier if thompson was at right back his natural postion. We attacked much better when thompson was on. I just get a feeling that miller and ward are picking mates instead of players who perform in there postions. Thompson to me is our player of the season along with fods.
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro[/p][/quote]Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals.[/p][/quote]Got to agree, the only positive from last night was Williams playing wide for the last 15minutes or so. It will mean a change of formation but he is better wide than through the middle where he cannot find the space he needs. Also, is Alan Mc a liability lately or what! He worries me every time he tackles anywhere near the box.[/p][/quote]yes would be alot happier if thompson was at right back his natural postion. We attacked much better when thompson was on. I just get a feeling that miller and ward are picking mates instead of players who perform in there postions. Thompson to me is our player of the season along with fods. grove red

10:41am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

10:41am Wed 27 Feb 13

super reds says...

Apologies but I have missed out reading comments so I can post as I'm busy at work, just enough time to write this, as much as it pains me to say it we need to bring back PDC, for all his faults he knows these players & can get us back on track because at the moment we are like a rudderless ship, nothing more to add
Apologies but I have missed out reading comments so I can post as I'm busy at work, just enough time to write this, as much as it pains me to say it we need to bring back PDC, for all his faults he knows these players & can get us back on track because at the moment we are like a rudderless ship, nothing more to add super reds

10:42am Wed 27 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now!

Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you!

Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left. stfcknowitall

10:43am Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
did say why PDC set a deadline that was out of the new board's control?
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]did say why PDC set a deadline that was out of the new board's control? swwindon61uk

10:46am Wed 27 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback
Ive just got off the phone from David Beckham!

Apparently he is on the next plane from Paris to Heathrow to take over as player manager!

Beckham also told me that all his waged we're going to be ploughed back into the new ''Stadium Re-development Fund''!!
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Ive just got off the phone from David Beckham! Apparently he is on the next plane from Paris to Heathrow to take over as player manager! Beckham also told me that all his waged we're going to be ploughed back into the new ''Stadium Re-development Fund''!! stfcknowitall

10:47am Wed 27 Feb 13

69Champs says...

LeGod wrote:
All the good work that has gone into this season if you don't act he'd and get additional players in and a manager. It's been staring us in the face for a few weeks and we have dropped 5 points to two poor teams in our last two home games.
If you don't act Jed we won't be winning any more games. We are lacking leadership and direction and that is not a criticism of ward and miller.
Can't see us winning Saturday.
The honeymoon is over Jed please act before it all blows up in our face.
Spot on. We actually dropped 7 points in the last 3 home games against lowly opposition (I know PDC was there against H'pool)

Thompson must play full back with Macca in the middle. There goal came down that side last night with MAcca out of position. I don't think Navarro would have lasted to half time with that display under PDC. One beam of light was Luke Rooney's performance when he came on. They played hoofball because they couldn't pass it in midfield with the side they started with. No energy without Ferry.

We need positive action to get a good manager and some new loaners asap. Why is everyone about Tisdale? He is mediocre and we need to aim higher. If Sherwood was available then I would take him in a heartbeat.

A good manager will put 1-2k on the gate and pay for himself. 7500 last night will dwindle further if the performances like that continue.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: All the good work that has gone into this season if you don't act he'd and get additional players in and a manager. It's been staring us in the face for a few weeks and we have dropped 5 points to two poor teams in our last two home games. If you don't act Jed we won't be winning any more games. We are lacking leadership and direction and that is not a criticism of ward and miller. Can't see us winning Saturday. The honeymoon is over Jed please act before it all blows up in our face.[/p][/quote]Spot on. We actually dropped 7 points in the last 3 home games against lowly opposition (I know PDC was there against H'pool) Thompson must play full back with Macca in the middle. There goal came down that side last night with MAcca out of position. I don't think Navarro would have lasted to half time with that display under PDC. One beam of light was Luke Rooney's performance when he came on. They played hoofball because they couldn't pass it in midfield with the side they started with. No energy without Ferry. We need positive action to get a good manager and some new loaners asap. Why is everyone about Tisdale? He is mediocre and we need to aim higher. If Sherwood was available then I would take him in a heartbeat. A good manager will put 1-2k on the gate and pay for himself. 7500 last night will dwindle further if the performances like that continue. 69Champs

10:47am Wed 27 Feb 13

jam1 says...

For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.
For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon. jam1

10:50am Wed 27 Feb 13

RogerJ1969 says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
grove red wrote:
ya mums got facial hair wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro
Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals.
Got to agree, the only positive from last night was Williams playing wide for the last 15minutes or so. It will mean a change of formation but he is better wide than through the middle where he cannot find the space he needs. Also, is Alan Mc a liability lately or what! He worries me every time he tackles anywhere near the box.
Should have added Navarro reminded me of myself just before I packed in playing in Div 2 of the Swindon Sunday League although I think I was slightly fitter!!!
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ya mums got facial hair[/bold] wrote: Get of Williams back my motm along with Navarro[/p][/quote]Williams is not a striker he is a winger he can cross the ball very well twist and turn take on the left back with his pace. He looked a better player on the wing for me. Hes had loads of chances to pop the ball in the net as a striker and hasnt delivered the goals.[/p][/quote]Got to agree, the only positive from last night was Williams playing wide for the last 15minutes or so. It will mean a change of formation but he is better wide than through the middle where he cannot find the space he needs. Also, is Alan Mc a liability lately or what! He worries me every time he tackles anywhere near the box.[/p][/quote]Should have added Navarro reminded me of myself just before I packed in playing in Div 2 of the Swindon Sunday League although I think I was slightly fitter!!! RogerJ1969

10:51am Wed 27 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst...

Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals?

Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I?

Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.
Good post,i don't boo but last night i could kind of understand.
A lot of Swindon fans are no different from most fans around the country these days, every pass has to be pin point every shot has to go etc etc etc
They keep forgetting we are a division 3 side with division 3 players and not the EPL,Serie A,La Lige,Bundeslige players that they watch on TV 7 days a week.
yep playing agaist division 3 sides
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst... Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals? Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I? Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.[/p][/quote]Good post,i don't boo but last night i could kind of understand. A lot of Swindon fans are no different from most fans around the country these days, every pass has to be pin point every shot has to go etc etc etc They keep forgetting we are a division 3 side with division 3 players and not the EPL,Serie A,La Lige,Bundeslige players that they watch on TV 7 days a week.[/p][/quote]yep playing agaist division 3 sides alchafreds

11:03am Wed 27 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

I see Tim Sherwood and Chris Ramsay were in attendance last night, two more contenders for the managers post ?

Please Jed think above league 2 for a new gaffer.

New manager will be in place by the weekend according to the Beeb, lets hope there are new players also otherwise it'll be another three points lost.
I see Tim Sherwood and Chris Ramsay were in attendance last night, two more contenders for the managers post ? Please Jed think above league 2 for a new gaffer. New manager will be in place by the weekend according to the Beeb, lets hope there are new players also otherwise it'll be another three points lost. Stilloyal

11:03am Wed 27 Feb 13

RED STATE says...

Paolo is not coming back, that shipped has sailed. Obvious from last nights performance the Board need to act fast in appointing a new manager. I cannot believe I am saying this but rumour has it Wise could be interested and right now we need a no nonsense manager to come in and stable a faultering campaign. Ward and Miller are great assets to our playing staff but unless we get in a experienced Manager and soon we will end up on the receiving end of a very bad scoreline and confidence in the team will disappear, morale can faulter very quickly and become very hard to reacquire. I know you should not rush into these things Hart being the example of that, however I fear stalling could be a bigger problem.
Paolo is not coming back, that shipped has sailed. Obvious from last nights performance the Board need to act fast in appointing a new manager. I cannot believe I am saying this but rumour has it Wise could be interested and right now we need a no nonsense manager to come in and stable a faultering campaign. Ward and Miller are great assets to our playing staff but unless we get in a experienced Manager and soon we will end up on the receiving end of a very bad scoreline and confidence in the team will disappear, morale can faulter very quickly and become very hard to reacquire. I know you should not rush into these things Hart being the example of that, however I fear stalling could be a bigger problem. RED STATE

11:04am Wed 27 Feb 13

SirRoyston says...

Get Di Canio in until the end of the season.
He built this team and understands it.

A stupid **** up a couple of weeks ago, yes. But we were promoted as champions last year and have a very real chance of doing it again this year!
Don't blow it now.

Don't underestimate what Di Canio achieved.

And as for him spending all the money - Really?! I'm sure someone was signing it all off. Don't make him the scapegoat.

Get him back! Even if it's just to see out the season. Everyone wants back to back promotion.
Get Di Canio in until the end of the season. He built this team and understands it. A stupid **** up a couple of weeks ago, yes. But we were promoted as champions last year and have a very real chance of doing it again this year! Don't blow it now. Don't underestimate what Di Canio achieved. And as for him spending all the money - Really?! I'm sure someone was signing it all off. Don't make him the scapegoat. Get him back! Even if it's just to see out the season. Everyone wants back to back promotion. SirRoyston

11:05am Wed 27 Feb 13

STFCSteve1980 says...

Id welcome Paulo back if he had 100% backing from the players....... but would he. Sinc ehe left, McCormack re-instated as captain, L. rooney back in the team. What would he do if he came back? Remove Rooney from the first team again and give the captains armband to someone else? How would that go down with the players i wonder?
Id welcome Paulo back if he had 100% backing from the players....... but would he. Sinc ehe left, McCormack re-instated as captain, L. rooney back in the team. What would he do if he came back? Remove Rooney from the first team again and give the captains armband to someone else? How would that go down with the players i wonder? STFCSteve1980

11:11am Wed 27 Feb 13

MITTED says...

It might result in more than 1 point from two games at home against bottom of the league sides!
It might result in more than 1 point from two games at home against bottom of the league sides! MITTED

11:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

jam1 wrote:
For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.
No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months.
[quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.[/p][/quote]No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months. stfclondon

11:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

dont think to many would be worried about mcCormack been dire all season
dont think to many would be worried about mcCormack been dire all season alchafreds

11:16am Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
Ufortunately it is the detail we all crave, and which nobody on either side wishes to divulge.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Ufortunately it is the detail we all crave, and which nobody on either side wishes to divulge. LydiardRED67

11:20am Wed 27 Feb 13

stfc2012 says...

McCormack now probably thinks we do need someone in after saying repeatedly they didn't want anyone fiddling with things. Rumour new owners had someone meddling with affairs that the boys weren't happy with.
McCormack now probably thinks we do need someone in after saying repeatedly they didn't want anyone fiddling with things. Rumour new owners had someone meddling with affairs that the boys weren't happy with. stfc2012

11:20am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

E-Mail has been send to Phil Spencer who has promised it will be passed on to Paolo.. The Club is watching, Paolo is watching.. Now is the time where all Swindon fans stand together and once again scream - WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!

SIGN THE PETITION - http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
E-Mail has been send to Phil Spencer who has promised it will be passed on to Paolo.. The Club is watching, Paolo is watching.. Now is the time where all Swindon fans stand together and once again scream - WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! SIGN THE PETITION - http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

11:23am Wed 27 Feb 13

gingerdad says...

alchafreds wrote:
dont think to many would be worried about mcCormack been dire all season
It is unfortunate that McCormack executed a complete miskick just before he was announced as man of the match. He was almost the only player who routinely brought the ball down and got it under control before either passing it to feet, chipping it forward or going on a surging run. He didn't have a very good game but he was better than most. I'm glad Luke came on, showed some skill (when he wasn't playing it blind over his shoulder). It would have preferred Louis T to Alan N last night. I can understand trying to play up to the front men when Simon F isn't playing but otherwise feel it yields very little advantage and costs us possession. When we play football, we usually look good.
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: dont think to many would be worried about mcCormack been dire all season[/p][/quote]It is unfortunate that McCormack executed a complete miskick just before he was announced as man of the match. He was almost the only player who routinely brought the ball down and got it under control before either passing it to feet, chipping it forward or going on a surging run. He didn't have a very good game but he was better than most. I'm glad Luke came on, showed some skill (when he wasn't playing it blind over his shoulder). It would have preferred Louis T to Alan N last night. I can understand trying to play up to the front men when Simon F isn't playing but otherwise feel it yields very little advantage and costs us possession. When we play football, we usually look good. gingerdad

11:25am Wed 27 Feb 13

jam1 says...

stfclondon wrote:
jam1 wrote:
For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.
No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months.
That makes sense then London..............
....
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.[/p][/quote]No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months.[/p][/quote]That makes sense then London.............. .... jam1

11:26am Wed 27 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Exmouth_red69 wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
Bring back Di Canio!


Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club.

Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC.

We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC.

We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground.

With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away!

Sign the petition http://www.ipetition



s.com/petition/bring



paoloback/
140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
graham give him a rest, you obviously don't agree with the petition so leave it!
Huh? And why wouldn't I? I would have Di Canio back in an instant !! Hate him for throwing his toys out of the pram and lost a lot of respect for him but I care more about the future of the club and winning promotion, we need him for at least this season.
[quote][p][bold]Exmouth_red69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]graham give him a rest, you obviously don't agree with the petition so leave it![/p][/quote]Huh? And why wouldn't I? I would have Di Canio back in an instant !! Hate him for throwing his toys out of the pram and lost a lot of respect for him but I care more about the future of the club and winning promotion, we need him for at least this season. Graham8181

11:28am Wed 27 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

I've just got off of the phone to Paolo who told me he left because Jed ate his last Spaghetti Meatball, Andrew Black nicked his Pavarotti CD and Sam Morshead spent the rest of his transfer kitty on a scalextric set.....He couldn't talk for long mind as he had an urgent phone call to make to a chap named David about some gold.
I've just got off of the phone to Paolo who told me he left because Jed ate his last Spaghetti Meatball, Andrew Black nicked his Pavarotti CD and Sam Morshead spent the rest of his transfer kitty on a scalextric set.....He couldn't talk for long mind as he had an urgent phone call to make to a chap named David about some gold. chrystovski

11:30am Wed 27 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

BACK TO BACK PROMOTIOMS !!!! - finally town going one step higher and doing the unthinkable. Di Canio would bring this!!!
BACK TO BACK PROMOTIOMS !!!! - finally town going one step higher and doing the unthinkable. Di Canio would bring this!!! Graham8181

11:30am Wed 27 Feb 13

Angolan Red says...

We dont want or need Decanio back some one with his passion but he cost the club a fortune and i sure Clark will soe against us on saturday.
We dont want or need Decanio back some one with his passion but he cost the club a fortune and i sure Clark will soe against us on saturday. Angolan Red

11:33am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Angolan Red wrote:
We dont want or need Decanio back some one with his passion but he cost the club a fortune and i sure Clark will soe against us on saturday.
Was you at the game last night? 160 fans and growing disagree with your view that we don't want Di Canio back. May have cost a fortune but Di Canio is worth his weight in gold!
[quote][p][bold]Angolan Red[/bold] wrote: We dont want or need Decanio back some one with his passion but he cost the club a fortune and i sure Clark will soe against us on saturday.[/p][/quote]Was you at the game last night? 160 fans and growing disagree with your view that we don't want Di Canio back. May have cost a fortune but Di Canio is worth his weight in gold! International Robin2

11:34am Wed 27 Feb 13

burley01rs says...

I see that youth player who went to Manchester City is loaned out to Chesterfield
I see that youth player who went to Manchester City is loaned out to Chesterfield burley01rs

11:35am Wed 27 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

jam1 wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
jam1 wrote: For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.
No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months.
That makes sense then London.............. ....
It does, because I can see the bigger picture. Have a look at my long reply to Last step at 9:38am. I'm a fan of his but my loyalty is to Swindon Town, not him.

It doesn't matter anyway, because he's not coming back. Accept it and move on.
[quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.[/p][/quote]No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months.[/p][/quote]That makes sense then London.............. ....[/p][/quote]It does, because I can see the bigger picture. Have a look at my long reply to Last step at 9:38am. I'm a fan of his but my loyalty is to Swindon Town, not him. It doesn't matter anyway, because he's not coming back. Accept it and move on. stfclondon

11:40am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

I can officially confirm that Phil Spencer has taken a look at the petition and is continuing to monitor it. 160+ signatures signed onto it and continuing to grow!

WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!

http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
I can officially confirm that Phil Spencer has taken a look at the petition and is continuing to monitor it. 160+ signatures signed onto it and continuing to grow! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

11:43am Wed 27 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
Rubbish, he had a contract with the club he should have seen it through. Perhaps there wasn't enough money in it for Phil Spencer.Why doesn't' he tell us why it was untenable with the new board
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Rubbish, he had a contract with the club he should have seen it through. Perhaps there wasn't enough money in it for Phil Spencer.Why doesn't' he tell us why it was untenable with the new board Bassett Hound

11:43am Wed 27 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Surprised by last nights selection. The men in form are Nathan Thompson and Adam Rooney, they should have been accommodated. The 20 minutes of Luke Rooney showed promise. Macca was clearly targeted as a weak link. Navarro had a poor game as he had admitted, but his game is not the same as Ferry, so we need someone who can play that way.

Ward, Mr Consistent all season, had a poor game. Obvious it's a bit much for him playing and managing.

We lost the game imo because of

a) wrong squad selection. The line-up that finished the game should have started.

b) wrong hoofball tactics - man to man Bury were more physical. It's pointless hoofing the ball to De Vita and Roberts they don't fancy a challenge. Collins and Williams at least jumped at times but barely won a header all night. Hoofball doesn't suit our team personnel, as we know.

c) Squad is too thin, we DESPERATELY need reinforcements. A striker, winger and Marlon Pack or Bostock will do. Players may be playing within themselves through lack of comeptition for place but also to avoid injury.

d) A new manager? I don't know if a new manager would have made that much difference other than team selection. Pitman was at pitch side and seemed involved so there was representation in the dug out. (Was he there on Saturday I was behind the dug out then so couldn't see). Di Canio would probably have started with the same side, without Luke Rooney in the squad. Ward may have played better. Other than that I don't know.

Miller has said he thinks we should get a new man in, I imagine Ward will as well, and I think everyone agrees, so lets see who that may be. Pros and cons on any name mentioned so far. Players needed too, that is also clear.
Surprised by last nights selection. The men in form are Nathan Thompson and Adam Rooney, they should have been accommodated. The 20 minutes of Luke Rooney showed promise. Macca was clearly targeted as a weak link. Navarro had a poor game as he had admitted, but his game is not the same as Ferry, so we need someone who can play that way. Ward, Mr Consistent all season, had a poor game. Obvious it's a bit much for him playing and managing. We lost the game imo because of a) wrong squad selection. The line-up that finished the game should have started. b) wrong hoofball tactics - man to man Bury were more physical. It's pointless hoofing the ball to De Vita and Roberts they don't fancy a challenge. Collins and Williams at least jumped at times but barely won a header all night. Hoofball doesn't suit our team personnel, as we know. c) Squad is too thin, we DESPERATELY need reinforcements. A striker, winger and Marlon Pack or Bostock will do. Players may be playing within themselves through lack of comeptition for place but also to avoid injury. d) A new manager? I don't know if a new manager would have made that much difference other than team selection. Pitman was at pitch side and seemed involved so there was representation in the dug out. (Was he there on Saturday I was behind the dug out then so couldn't see). Di Canio would probably have started with the same side, without Luke Rooney in the squad. Ward may have played better. Other than that I don't know. Miller has said he thinks we should get a new man in, I imagine Ward will as well, and I think everyone agrees, so lets see who that may be. Pros and cons on any name mentioned so far. Players needed too, that is also clear. Wilesy

11:44am Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition


s.com/petition/bring


paoloback
Rubbish, he had a contract with the club he should have seen it through. Perhaps there wasn't enough money in it for Phil Spencer.Why doesn't' he tell us why it was untenable with the new board
All in good time apparently.. Who gives a crap why.. The question should be what can both parties do to make the agreement work.

WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Rubbish, he had a contract with the club he should have seen it through. Perhaps there wasn't enough money in it for Phil Spencer.Why doesn't' he tell us why it was untenable with the new board[/p][/quote]All in good time apparently.. Who gives a crap why.. The question should be what can both parties do to make the agreement work. WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

11:52am Wed 27 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

Firstly I want to say that last night was a shambles and we definatley need a manager in who can help guide the ship. Be it caretaker till end of season and access the situation in the summer. But clearly ward and miller are a bit out of depth ( no fault of their own ). Yes agree need some loan players in to help bolster the squad otherwise I can see us slipping away.
Lastly to anyone who booed last night I just want to say one thing " Total Muppets and complete morons we do not need fans like you ( if we can call you fans that is). I give up with some of our so called fans totally pathetic!!!!!
Firstly I want to say that last night was a shambles and we definatley need a manager in who can help guide the ship. Be it caretaker till end of season and access the situation in the summer. But clearly ward and miller are a bit out of depth ( no fault of their own ). Yes agree need some loan players in to help bolster the squad otherwise I can see us slipping away. Lastly to anyone who booed last night I just want to say one thing " Total Muppets and complete morons we do not need fans like you ( if we can call you fans that is). I give up with some of our so called fans totally pathetic!!!!! Cookie43

11:56am Wed 27 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!!
Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!! Cookie43

12:01pm Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!!
Of course but he hasn't said he doesn't want to! Paolo is unpredictable - We all know that. Until the fat lady sings - we must continue to fight..

WE ARE PAOLOS RED AND WHITE ARMY http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!![/p][/quote]Of course but he hasn't said he doesn't want to! Paolo is unpredictable - We all know that. Until the fat lady sings - we must continue to fight.. WE ARE PAOLOS RED AND WHITE ARMY http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

12:02pm Wed 27 Feb 13

STFC Higworth says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Angolan Red wrote: We dont want or need Decanio back some one with his passion but he cost the club a fortune and i sure Clark will soe against us on saturday.
Was you at the game last night? 160 fans and growing disagree with your view that we don't want Di Canio back. May have cost a fortune but Di Canio is worth his weight in gold!
LOL Not many supporting the fact. I do not want him back. If he comes back he will do it again and I can not live as a STFC fan wondering when we will be put in this position again.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angolan Red[/bold] wrote: We dont want or need Decanio back some one with his passion but he cost the club a fortune and i sure Clark will soe against us on saturday.[/p][/quote]Was you at the game last night? 160 fans and growing disagree with your view that we don't want Di Canio back. May have cost a fortune but Di Canio is worth his weight in gold![/p][/quote]LOL Not many supporting the fact. I do not want him back. If he comes back he will do it again and I can not live as a STFC fan wondering when we will be put in this position again. STFC Higworth

12:03pm Wed 27 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!!
At last! It was his decision to walk, so what makes anyone think he'll change his mind a week later?
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!![/p][/quote]At last! It was his decision to walk, so what makes anyone think he'll change his mind a week later? stfclondon

12:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

tifosi says...

I getting bored of two things on these threads.

1. Di Canio coming back
2. Promotion

First : Di Canio walked at a dangerous time for the club when we needed stability and everyone to knuckle down and dig in. Instead he treated everyone with contempt. He's not coming back. If he did he'd have no authority.

Second: promotion with this set up ?
There are major big hitting clubs in the championship - Leicester, Leeds Blackburn etc possibly next season Aston Villa etc. Can we can equal or outplay these clubs match after match with last nights team as a core ?

Dream on.

Promotion has to be a long term plan.
New manager a short term plan
I getting bored of two things on these threads. 1. Di Canio coming back 2. Promotion First : Di Canio walked at a dangerous time for the club when we needed stability and everyone to knuckle down and dig in. Instead he treated everyone with contempt. He's not coming back. If he did he'd have no authority. Second: promotion with this set up ? There are major big hitting clubs in the championship - Leicester, Leeds Blackburn etc possibly next season Aston Villa etc. Can we can equal or outplay these clubs match after match with last nights team as a core ? Dream on. Promotion has to be a long term plan. New manager a short term plan tifosi

12:06pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
Sorry to pi$$ on your chips but do petitions ever work? I always consider them to be like a member the House of Lords. Noble but pointless.

Perhaps there should be a 'Don't bring back di Canio' petition, just to give some balance as his reinstatement would not be universally popular.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Sorry to pi$$ on your chips but do petitions ever work? I always consider them to be like a member the House of Lords. Noble but pointless. Perhaps there should be a 'Don't bring back di Canio' petition, just to give some balance as his reinstatement would not be universally popular. Pewsham Red

12:08pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition



s.com/petition/bring



paoloback
Rubbish, he had a contract with the club he should have seen it through. Perhaps there wasn't enough money in it for Phil Spencer.Why doesn't' he tell us why it was untenable with the new board
All in good time apparently.. Who gives a crap why.. The question should be what can both parties do to make the agreement work.

WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
He's gone and would be completely insufferable if he came back - he already seems to have ill-founded messianic delusions. He left of his own volition, end of story. Good bye.

I enjoyed the roller coaster while it lasted and I thought Paolo's positives outweighed his negatives. I was sorry to see him go but I'm certainly not creeping and crawling around pleading for him to return.

If that's how he chose to act, then in my book he can *** off, he has burnt his bridges. Time to move on, the world has not ended and there are plenty more fish in the sea.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Rubbish, he had a contract with the club he should have seen it through. Perhaps there wasn't enough money in it for Phil Spencer.Why doesn't' he tell us why it was untenable with the new board[/p][/quote]All in good time apparently.. Who gives a crap why.. The question should be what can both parties do to make the agreement work. WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]He's gone and would be completely insufferable if he came back - he already seems to have ill-founded messianic delusions. He left of his own volition, end of story. Good bye. I enjoyed the roller coaster while it lasted and I thought Paolo's positives outweighed his negatives. I was sorry to see him go but I'm certainly not creeping and crawling around pleading for him to return. If that's how he chose to act, then in my book he can *** off, he has burnt his bridges. Time to move on, the world has not ended and there are plenty more fish in the sea. Psychedelic Syd

12:09pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Get a new manager in asap,take the pressure off the players and stop all this grovelling about Paolo being the one and only.
Jed you will never make everyone happy and you will get your usual i wont go back to the CG until this /that or the other happens.
Get a new manager in asap,take the pressure off the players and stop all this grovelling about Paolo being the one and only. Jed you will never make everyone happy and you will get your usual i wont go back to the CG until this /that or the other happens. Steve. Brentford

12:11pm Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!!

The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly...

SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK!

http://www.ipetition


s.com/petition/bring


paoloback
Sorry to pi$$ on your chips but do petitions ever work? I always consider them to be like a member the House of Lords. Noble but pointless.

Perhaps there should be a 'Don't bring back di Canio' petition, just to give some balance as his reinstatement would not be universally popular.
The club are aware, Phil Spencer is aware and all monitoring the response. It's now or never. Do we want promotion or not?

Some question if we are ready? Maybe, maybe not.. We shall see how it pans out. We wasn't supposed to be fighting for promotion this year as part of the 3 year plan but hey, We're in for a shout at the League Title!

WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!
http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Sorry to pi$$ on your chips but do petitions ever work? I always consider them to be like a member the House of Lords. Noble but pointless. Perhaps there should be a 'Don't bring back di Canio' petition, just to give some balance as his reinstatement would not be universally popular.[/p][/quote]The club are aware, Phil Spencer is aware and all monitoring the response. It's now or never. Do we want promotion or not? Some question if we are ready? Maybe, maybe not.. We shall see how it pans out. We wasn't supposed to be fighting for promotion this year as part of the 3 year plan but hey, We're in for a shout at the League Title! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

12:11pm Wed 27 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo!
Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans. peatmoor pirate

12:12pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

HOOKEY wrote:
RED-MERLIN wrote: To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field....
Good post spot on,with flint in the side we wont win nothing never seen a center half hoof the ball as many times as him he was moaning at the forwads all nite for not chaseing the balls he was over booting if you keep missing the midfield out how can you play good football why dont they telling him,put macca back there and drop him
Problem solved, Hookey for manager.

Drop Flint and we will win every game.

Simples.
[quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED-MERLIN[/bold] wrote: To many cheifs last night, who's bright idea was it to leave probably the best right back in the league on the bench again! everbody in the CG could see we needed macer in mid-field, we had no shape & no ideas from the kick off, hoof ball. those who think the fans were booing the team, please try again. the fans were booing the state of play.as for navarro,he's not fit & really looks past it.time for 3 loan players please, we need a mid-field....[/p][/quote]Good post spot on,with flint in the side we wont win nothing never seen a center half hoof the ball as many times as him he was moaning at the forwads all nite for not chaseing the balls he was over booting if you keep missing the midfield out how can you play good football why dont they telling him,put macca back there and drop him[/p][/quote]Problem solved, Hookey for manager. Drop Flint and we will win every game. Simples. Oxon-Red

12:12pm Wed 27 Feb 13

mallorca says...

First we are not Pdc´s army,he walked out on the club/players and Fans.
before I may add he was paid good money and so was his agent. So let´s end all this crap oh mama mia pdc comma back oh pleasa B/s
The 2 players have done there best, we are 3 maybe 4 players short of a real good team.So let the new owners get on with it.Face facts if Pdc was worth his salt he would have stayed on until end of season.MR gave us SURVIVAL so wake up smell the coffee is a new ball game.
Even if we miss out this season we will be ok and I hope financially secure.
Get so fed up with all this crap petitions for pdc to come back if he did he would bankrupt this new lot within 6 months if allowed to.
No true fans must realise the pdc days have gone forever so get behind the club that we have and just managed to survive
First we are not Pdc´s army,he walked out on the club/players and Fans. before I may add he was paid good money and so was his agent. So let´s end all this crap oh mama mia pdc comma back oh pleasa B/s The 2 players have done there best, we are 3 maybe 4 players short of a real good team.So let the new owners get on with it.Face facts if Pdc was worth his salt he would have stayed on until end of season.MR gave us SURVIVAL so wake up smell the coffee is a new ball game. Even if we miss out this season we will be ok and I hope financially secure. Get so fed up with all this crap petitions for pdc to come back if he did he would bankrupt this new lot within 6 months if allowed to. No true fans must realise the pdc days have gone forever so get behind the club that we have and just managed to survive mallorca

12:12pm Wed 27 Feb 13

mallorca says...

First we are not Pdc´s army,he walked out on the club/players and Fans.
before I may add he was paid good money and so was his agent. So let´s end all this crap oh mama mia pdc comma back oh pleasa B/s
The 2 players have done there best, we are 3 maybe 4 players short of a real good team.So let the new owners get on with it.Face facts if Pdc was worth his salt he would have stayed on until end of season.MR gave us SURVIVAL so wake up smell the coffee is a new ball game.
Even if we miss out this season we will be ok and I hope financially secure.
Get so fed up with all this crap petitions for pdc to come back if he did he would bankrupt this new lot within 6 months if allowed to.
No true fans must realise the pdc days have gone forever so get behind the club that we have and just managed to survive
First we are not Pdc´s army,he walked out on the club/players and Fans. before I may add he was paid good money and so was his agent. So let´s end all this crap oh mama mia pdc comma back oh pleasa B/s The 2 players have done there best, we are 3 maybe 4 players short of a real good team.So let the new owners get on with it.Face facts if Pdc was worth his salt he would have stayed on until end of season.MR gave us SURVIVAL so wake up smell the coffee is a new ball game. Even if we miss out this season we will be ok and I hope financially secure. Get so fed up with all this crap petitions for pdc to come back if he did he would bankrupt this new lot within 6 months if allowed to. No true fans must realise the pdc days have gone forever so get behind the club that we have and just managed to survive mallorca

12:15pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Cookie43 wrote:
Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!!
Of course but he hasn't said he doesn't want to! Paolo is unpredictable - We all know that. Until the fat lady sings - we must continue to fight..

WE ARE PAOLOS RED AND WHITE ARMY http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
well said young man. no harm in trying, there should be one goal this season and that is going up, lets not loose site of that anything should be done to do this we have come so far now
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Has anyone actually considered the possibility that Pdc may not want to come back!!![/p][/quote]Of course but he hasn't said he doesn't want to! Paolo is unpredictable - We all know that. Until the fat lady sings - we must continue to fight.. WE ARE PAOLOS RED AND WHITE ARMY http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]well said young man. no harm in trying, there should be one goal this season and that is going up, lets not loose site of that anything should be done to do this we have come so far now Graham8181

12:17pm Wed 27 Feb 13

muckie says...

Can't believe all the commotion about getting PDC back. He's the man who has put us in this mess because of his ego. Ok, I admit he has been good for the Town and will be a hard act to follow, but he's a liablity and could well do this again in the future, if he doesn't get his own way.
I've mentioned this before, but Edgar Davids would be a good bet to replace PDC - he has the charisma, experience and has played at the highest level. He has always been competitive and I understand he has a good Dutch backroom team to bring with him. No doubt he would gleefully swop lowly Barnet for lofty STFC!! And he scored for Barnet last night!! Go on Jed, check him out!!
Can't believe all the commotion about getting PDC back. He's the man who has put us in this mess because of his ego. Ok, I admit he has been good for the Town and will be a hard act to follow, but he's a liablity and could well do this again in the future, if he doesn't get his own way. I've mentioned this before, but Edgar Davids would be a good bet to replace PDC - he has the charisma, experience and has played at the highest level. He has always been competitive and I understand he has a good Dutch backroom team to bring with him. No doubt he would gleefully swop lowly Barnet for lofty STFC!! And he scored for Barnet last night!! Go on Jed, check him out!! muckie

12:20pm Wed 27 Feb 13

STFC Higworth says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere.

I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same.

Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention.

I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns. STFC Higworth

12:24pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback
Sorry to pi$$ on your chips but do petitions ever work? I always consider them to be like a member the House of Lords. Noble but pointless. Perhaps there should be a 'Don't bring back di Canio' petition, just to give some balance as his reinstatement would not be universally popular.
The club are aware, Phil Spencer is aware and all monitoring the response. It's now or never. Do we want promotion or not? Some question if we are ready? Maybe, maybe not.. We shall see how it pans out. We wasn't supposed to be fighting for promotion this year as part of the 3 year plan but hey, We're in for a shout at the League Title! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback
I will not sign this petition. The more I think about it the more I think I don't believe it will be good for him to return.

He has done himself no good whatsoever by leaving. He had a very good record with us and had the chance to stay and possible made it better. He chose to leave, his choice, no-one elses.

He is a good manager but as we know he is temperamental and as such maybe considered a risk by chairman. His act of walking out has increased this risk and he may now find it very difficult to find another position in the UK.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Sorry to pi$$ on your chips but do petitions ever work? I always consider them to be like a member the House of Lords. Noble but pointless. Perhaps there should be a 'Don't bring back di Canio' petition, just to give some balance as his reinstatement would not be universally popular.[/p][/quote]The club are aware, Phil Spencer is aware and all monitoring the response. It's now or never. Do we want promotion or not? Some question if we are ready? Maybe, maybe not.. We shall see how it pans out. We wasn't supposed to be fighting for promotion this year as part of the 3 year plan but hey, We're in for a shout at the League Title! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]I will not sign this petition. The more I think about it the more I think I don't believe it will be good for him to return. He has done himself no good whatsoever by leaving. He had a very good record with us and had the chance to stay and possible made it better. He chose to leave, his choice, no-one elses. He is a good manager but as we know he is temperamental and as such maybe considered a risk by chairman. His act of walking out has increased this risk and he may now find it very difficult to find another position in the UK. Oxon-Red

12:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

RRobin69 says...

pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
[quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off! RRobin69

12:27pm Wed 27 Feb 13

TenerifeRed says...

Haven't read all the comments so don't know if this has been discussed but the new board seem to have been too complacent so far.
I know they're new and need time to settle in but at the moment they're like kids with new toys.
They need to get stuck into doing what they're here for. I don't want to see them giving out scarves and buying pink shirts for kids, not yet anyway! There are far more important things on the agenda.
I don't want them to be invisible like Andrew Black but they need to find some middle ground, get the jobs done that need doing, starting today with a firm decision on a manager.
Time is running out.
Come on Jed. If you're serious about our Club we need to see some action. Appointing a manager is probably the biggest, most important footballing decision you'll have to make. He shouldn't be bigger than the club but he should be as big as it. Once the manager's in place you can get on with the Mr Nice Guy stuff, leave him to run the football side.
The first thing you should do is confirm that Paolo won't be coming back. It's the number one thing on most fans minds and stopping us from moving on.
Just say it, we'll appreciate it more than the hope we're being fed.
Haven't read all the comments so don't know if this has been discussed but the new board seem to have been too complacent so far. I know they're new and need time to settle in but at the moment they're like kids with new toys. They need to get stuck into doing what they're here for. I don't want to see them giving out scarves and buying pink shirts for kids, not yet anyway! There are far more important things on the agenda. I don't want them to be invisible like Andrew Black but they need to find some middle ground, get the jobs done that need doing, starting today with a firm decision on a manager. Time is running out. Come on Jed. If you're serious about our Club we need to see some action. Appointing a manager is probably the biggest, most important footballing decision you'll have to make. He shouldn't be bigger than the club but he should be as big as it. Once the manager's in place you can get on with the Mr Nice Guy stuff, leave him to run the football side. The first thing you should do is confirm that Paolo won't be coming back. It's the number one thing on most fans minds and stopping us from moving on. Just say it, we'll appreciate it more than the hope we're being fed. TenerifeRed

12:29pm Wed 27 Feb 13

RRobin69 says...

tifosi wrote:
I getting bored of two things on these threads. 1. Di Canio coming back 2. Promotion First : Di Canio walked at a dangerous time for the club when we needed stability and everyone to knuckle down and dig in. Instead he treated everyone with contempt. He's not coming back. If he did he'd have no authority. Second: promotion with this set up ? There are major big hitting clubs in the championship - Leicester, Leeds Blackburn etc possibly next season Aston Villa etc. Can we can equal or outplay these clubs match after match with last nights team as a core ? Dream on. Promotion has to be a long term plan. New manager a short term plan
Exactly
[quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: I getting bored of two things on these threads. 1. Di Canio coming back 2. Promotion First : Di Canio walked at a dangerous time for the club when we needed stability and everyone to knuckle down and dig in. Instead he treated everyone with contempt. He's not coming back. If he did he'd have no authority. Second: promotion with this set up ? There are major big hitting clubs in the championship - Leicester, Leeds Blackburn etc possibly next season Aston Villa etc. Can we can equal or outplay these clubs match after match with last nights team as a core ? Dream on. Promotion has to be a long term plan. New manager a short term plan[/p][/quote]Exactly RRobin69

12:29pm Wed 27 Feb 13

69Champs says...

muckie wrote:
Can't believe all the commotion about getting PDC back. He's the man who has put us in this mess because of his ego. Ok, I admit he has been good for the Town and will be a hard act to follow, but he's a liablity and could well do this again in the future, if he doesn't get his own way.
I've mentioned this before, but Edgar Davids would be a good bet to replace PDC - he has the charisma, experience and has played at the highest level. He has always been competitive and I understand he has a good Dutch backroom team to bring with him. No doubt he would gleefully swop lowly Barnet for lofty STFC!! And he scored for Barnet last night!! Go on Jed, check him out!!
Edgar Davids would start an argument in an empty room ..... a bit like Di Canio I suppose ......
[quote][p][bold]muckie[/bold] wrote: Can't believe all the commotion about getting PDC back. He's the man who has put us in this mess because of his ego. Ok, I admit he has been good for the Town and will be a hard act to follow, but he's a liablity and could well do this again in the future, if he doesn't get his own way. I've mentioned this before, but Edgar Davids would be a good bet to replace PDC - he has the charisma, experience and has played at the highest level. He has always been competitive and I understand he has a good Dutch backroom team to bring with him. No doubt he would gleefully swop lowly Barnet for lofty STFC!! And he scored for Barnet last night!! Go on Jed, check him out!![/p][/quote]Edgar Davids would start an argument in an empty room ..... a bit like Di Canio I suppose ...... 69Champs

12:30pm Wed 27 Feb 13

We are PANTS says...

chrystovski wrote:
Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst...

Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals?

Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I?

Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.
Well said that man!!!
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Poor performance by many last night but my main reason for posting is because the fans support was equally as poor last night if not worst... Cheering substitutions? Booing the players? shouting constant abuse at individuals? Last nights support was shameful and a complete embarrassement. I really thought STFC had a decent loyal fan base and I thought if anything the PDC situation would unite the fans, players and club further together. How wrong was I? Either support the players and the club through thick and thin, keep quiet or don't bother coming back...I wonder if Roberts and Navarro are thinking of doing exactly that this morning.[/p][/quote]Well said that man!!! We are PANTS

12:31pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night.

One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed.

They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
[quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for. Oxon-Red

12:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote:
All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere.

I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same.

Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention.

I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
So what precisely did they think there were doing. Paying customers have a right to boo but they are not supporting the club. What precisely were they booing for? The performance was woeful but perhaps all the pressure of the last week, the change in ownership, their manager leaving them to themselves etc , got to them. Booing players has never made players play better full stop. I say again, if you booed last night you are not a fan, merely a customer. I say to people back your team in the hard times as well as the good; it's easy to be a fan when they win every week; it's only a week since we went top of the league for pity's sake. I repeat its shameful that people booed the team last night. .
[quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]So what precisely did they think there were doing. Paying customers have a right to boo but they are not supporting the club. What precisely were they booing for? The performance was woeful but perhaps all the pressure of the last week, the change in ownership, their manager leaving them to themselves etc , got to them. Booing players has never made players play better full stop. I say again, if you booed last night you are not a fan, merely a customer. I say to people back your team in the hard times as well as the good; it's easy to be a fan when they win every week; it's only a week since we went top of the league for pity's sake. I repeat its shameful that people booed the team last night. . peatmoor pirate

12:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Devon Red says...

Have to agree with RonDogers point.
PDC should issue a statement himself or ask the club to confirm that he has no intention of returning to the club.
If nothing else he should show some respect for the fans who sung his name as one and make it clear so we can all move on.
I would love PDC to come back but if its is not to be lets press on I dont want to see the Town waste yet another opportunity to go up to the Championship.
Have to agree with RonDogers point. PDC should issue a statement himself or ask the club to confirm that he has no intention of returning to the club. If nothing else he should show some respect for the fans who sung his name as one and make it clear so we can all move on. I would love PDC to come back but if its is not to be lets press on I dont want to see the Town waste yet another opportunity to go up to the Championship. Devon Red

12:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

no probs says...

heard a rumour today that tim sherwood was at the game last night .
ticks all the boxes ,young ,ambitious etc......watch this space!
heard a rumour today that tim sherwood was at the game last night . ticks all the boxes ,young ,ambitious etc......watch this space! no probs

12:36pm Wed 27 Feb 13

STFC Higworth says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.[/p][/quote]I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it. STFC Higworth

12:37pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Ok I think we get the message now that some do and some don't want Di Canio back.

Next!
Ok I think we get the message now that some do and some don't want Di Canio back. Next! Wilesy

12:38pm Wed 27 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this.
And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB.
I´m so glad we have a CLUB.
so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc
Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this. And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB. I´m so glad we have a CLUB. so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc mallorca

12:52pm Wed 27 Feb 13

jam1 says...

stfclondon wrote:
jam1 wrote:
stfclondon wrote:
jam1 wrote: For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.
No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months.
That makes sense then London.............. ....
It does, because I can see the bigger picture. Have a look at my long reply to Last step at 9:38am. I'm a fan of his but my loyalty is to Swindon Town, not him.

It doesn't matter anyway, because he's not coming back. Accept it and move on.
Oh yes he is!.................
....
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: For 5ucks sake, just get Paolo back!! All of you saying we should move on, he stitched us etc etc..... Admit it to yourselves, if he came back you'd be over the moon.[/p][/quote]No, I wouldn't. And I speak as someone who has been a big fan of his for years, not just the last 20 months.[/p][/quote]That makes sense then London.............. ....[/p][/quote]It does, because I can see the bigger picture. Have a look at my long reply to Last step at 9:38am. I'm a fan of his but my loyalty is to Swindon Town, not him. It doesn't matter anyway, because he's not coming back. Accept it and move on.[/p][/quote]Oh yes he is!................. .... jam1

12:54pm Wed 27 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

STFC Higworth wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.
You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.
[quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.[/p][/quote]I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.[/p][/quote]You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive. peatmoor pirate

12:58pm Wed 27 Feb 13

jam1 says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.
You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.
Last night was shocking. No fight or passion. There is no excuse for this and the players needs to know. It's not just because we lost. It was the manor of the defeat.
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.[/p][/quote]I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.[/p][/quote]You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.[/p][/quote]Last night was shocking. No fight or passion. There is no excuse for this and the players needs to know. It's not just because we lost. It was the manor of the defeat. jam1

1:01pm Wed 27 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

LydiardRED67 wrote:
FORZASTFC wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
LydiardRED67 wrote:
My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season.

The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.
None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be.
We all ACTUALLY know very little.
Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE.

FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT.

FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE.

FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON.

FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD.

FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID.

FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE.

ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back.

FACT..There will always be those that don't.

FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM.

REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN.

REQUEST...BETTA...YO



UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....
I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have?
Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome?
Just fo the record, I like PDC.
Ye me too!
[quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FORZASTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LydiardRED67[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are that with so few games left our best chance is to go with what the players know and hope PDC comes back. The move back to his methods will be less unsettling than if someone comes in with new and fresh ideas to instil before the end of the season. The downside to this of course is money. Even if he could be persuaded to come back, his reported wage demands and promotion bonus may well remove our transfer ability in the summer as sufficient funds will have already been spent.[/p][/quote]None of us actually KNOW what his wage demands are or would be. We all ACTUALLY know very little. Most that we speculate or comment upon is the way we feel based upon what we read and take as fact.. BUT WE DO NOT KNOW AS WE ARE NOT THERE. FACT..WE WERE VERY POOR LAST NIGHT. FACT..I KNOW A MAN WHO HAS A MAGNIFICENT WIN PERCENTAGE. FACT.. HE WON LEAGUE DIV 2 LAST SEASON. FACT.. HE WAS LET DOWN BADLY BY THE LAST BOARD. FACT..HE LET THE SUPPORTERS AND THE NEW BOARD DOWN BY HIS LEAVING AS HE DID. FACT.. THERE IS A NEW BOARD IN PLACE. ASSUMPTION.. I believe the vast majority of supporters would like to have him back. FACT..There will always be those that don't. FACT ..THERE IS A BLOODY BIG TABLE IN OUR BOARD ROOM. REQUEST..DiCANIO, McCORY AND Co GET AROUND THAT TABLE SEE IF WE CAN PUT THE PAST BEHIND US....RIGHTS AND WRONGS.. AND PLOT A WAY FORWARD AGAIN. REQUEST...BETTA...YO UR MAN IS STUBBORN, BUT PLEASE GET HIM TO PICK UP THE PHONE....[/p][/quote]I think this is our best option, as the names i am hearing are NOT good enough to take us forward like PDC would have? Unfortunately wether you like PDC or not it is the best outcome?[/p][/quote]Just fo the record, I like PDC.[/p][/quote]Ye me too! FORZASTFC

1:03pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.
You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.
Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling!
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.[/p][/quote]I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.[/p][/quote]You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.[/p][/quote]Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling! Wembley69

1:08pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

mallorca wrote:
Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this.
And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB.
I´m so glad we have a CLUB.
so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc
It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange.
He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for.
I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO.
I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti
on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO.
The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do.
As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness.
Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this. And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB. I´m so glad we have a CLUB. so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc[/p][/quote]It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange. He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for. I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO. I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO. The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do. As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness. Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone.. swwindon61uk

1:10pm Wed 27 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

Wembley69 wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.
You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.
Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling!
If you think booing players makes them play better, you go for it; knock yourself out.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.[/p][/quote]I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.[/p][/quote]You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.[/p][/quote]Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling![/p][/quote]If you think booing players makes them play better, you go for it; knock yourself out. peatmoor pirate

1:13pm Wed 27 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Why did PDC not take Navarro with him.

Can we have a forwarding address so we can send him on.
Hahaha!
My sentiments exactly.
Think Navarro should be used as one of the "plastic man walls" they use in training for free kicks?
Probably struggle to get into that line up too?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Why did PDC not take Navarro with him. Can we have a forwarding address so we can send him on.[/p][/quote]Hahaha! My sentiments exactly. Think Navarro should be used as one of the "plastic man walls" they use in training for free kicks? Probably struggle to get into that line up too? FORZASTFC

1:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Med Red says...

I hope we're going to hear something positive from Mr. Mcrory later today. Anyone know if there's any announcement or press conference scheduled for later? The appointment of a manager and strengthening of a very thin squad has to be treated with the utmost priority, if we're to maintain a challenge for promotion. What we hear or don't hear next from Mcrory will be a good indicator of just how ambitious he is with regards to maintaining our push for promotion this season.
I hope we're going to hear something positive from Mr. Mcrory later today. Anyone know if there's any announcement or press conference scheduled for later? The appointment of a manager and strengthening of a very thin squad has to be treated with the utmost priority, if we're to maintain a challenge for promotion. What we hear or don't hear next from Mcrory will be a good indicator of just how ambitious he is with regards to maintaining our push for promotion this season. Med Red

1:15pm Wed 27 Feb 13

STFC Higworth says...

Wembley69 wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.
You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.
Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling!
Peatmoor P I this not taking the rough with the smooth. Even though I don't agree with booing. When the club is doing well they take the applause and congratulate each other but when things are not going to well they have to accept some fans booing. I am sure when the game was over Ward and Miller gave them more than booing (I hope so anyway) so I am sure that they were not to bothered.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.[/p][/quote]I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.[/p][/quote]You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.[/p][/quote]Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling![/p][/quote]Peatmoor P I this not taking the rough with the smooth. Even though I don't agree with booing. When the club is doing well they take the applause and congratulate each other but when things are not going to well they have to accept some fans booing. I am sure when the game was over Ward and Miller gave them more than booing (I hope so anyway) so I am sure that they were not to bothered. STFC Higworth

1:19pm Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing!


WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!
http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

1:21pm Wed 27 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

stfcknowitall wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback
Ive just got off the phone from David Beckham!

Apparently he is on the next plane from Paris to Heathrow to take over as player manager!

Beckham also told me that all his waged we're going to be ploughed back into the new ''Stadium Re-development Fund''!!
Lol
[quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Just got off the phone from Phil Spencer.. Without him going into too much detail he said that the position that Paolo was put under made his job untenable, hence the reason why he left. This to me suggests that the new board did not make enough effort to keep Di Canio at the club. That is crazy!! The club have been informed of the petition and will continue to monitor it accordingly... SIGN THE PETITION AND START BUILDING THE PRESSURE! WE WANT DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Ive just got off the phone from David Beckham! Apparently he is on the next plane from Paris to Heathrow to take over as player manager! Beckham also told me that all his waged we're going to be ploughed back into the new ''Stadium Re-development Fund''!![/p][/quote]Lol FORZASTFC

1:27pm Wed 27 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

RRobin69 wrote:
pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
Good post rrobin69!
All in good time, as we can go up the right way, with patience & lots of money?
[quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off![/p][/quote]Good post rrobin69! All in good time, as we can go up the right way, with patience & lots of money? FORZASTFC

1:29pm Wed 27 Feb 13

albatross says...

RRobin69 wrote:
tifosi wrote:
I getting bored of two things on these threads. 1. Di Canio coming back 2. Promotion First : Di Canio walked at a dangerous time for the club when we needed stability and everyone to knuckle down and dig in. Instead he treated everyone with contempt. He's not coming back. If he did he'd have no authority. Second: promotion with this set up ? There are major big hitting clubs in the championship - Leicester, Leeds Blackburn etc possibly next season Aston Villa etc. Can we can equal or outplay these clubs match after match with last nights team as a core ? Dream on. Promotion has to be a long term plan. New manager a short term plan
Exactly
Agreed that Championship would be extremely tough if we went up next season but if you don't take your chances when we get them you never know when you will get the chance again. Also, plenty of clubs have managed to punch above their weight and managed to establish themselves at a higher level for years (e.g. Wimbledon, Coventry, Southampton, - Stoke & Swansea now). We could be one of those clubs - or at least we should aspire to be. As long as we are sensible with the extra money from the Championship we should be stronger if we did get relegated.
[quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: I getting bored of two things on these threads. 1. Di Canio coming back 2. Promotion First : Di Canio walked at a dangerous time for the club when we needed stability and everyone to knuckle down and dig in. Instead he treated everyone with contempt. He's not coming back. If he did he'd have no authority. Second: promotion with this set up ? There are major big hitting clubs in the championship - Leicester, Leeds Blackburn etc possibly next season Aston Villa etc. Can we can equal or outplay these clubs match after match with last nights team as a core ? Dream on. Promotion has to be a long term plan. New manager a short term plan[/p][/quote]Exactly[/p][/quote]Agreed that Championship would be extremely tough if we went up next season but if you don't take your chances when we get them you never know when you will get the chance again. Also, plenty of clubs have managed to punch above their weight and managed to establish themselves at a higher level for years (e.g. Wimbledon, Coventry, Southampton, - Stoke & Swansea now). We could be one of those clubs - or at least we should aspire to be. As long as we are sensible with the extra money from the Championship we should be stronger if we did get relegated. albatross

1:31pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Interesting Tisdale is still the bookies favourite, 11-4 to 6-4 Hasselbaink 9-4 with PdC at 4-1. The new one seems to be Tim Sherwood 11-4? Kevin Blackwell who of course was there last night has gone out to 8-1. Probably saw enough to put him off!
Interesting Tisdale is still the bookies favourite, 11-4 to 6-4 Hasselbaink 9-4 with PdC at 4-1. The new one seems to be Tim Sherwood 11-4? Kevin Blackwell who of course was there last night has gone out to 8-1. Probably saw enough to put him off! Wembley69

1:37pm Wed 27 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

STFC Higworth wrote:
Wembley69 wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
STFC Higworth wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.
On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.
The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.
I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.
You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.
Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling!
Peatmoor P I this not taking the rough with the smooth. Even though I don't agree with booing. When the club is doing well they take the applause and congratulate each other but when things are not going to well they have to accept some fans booing. I am sure when the game was over Ward and Miller gave them more than booing (I hope so anyway) so I am sure that they were not to bothered.
I hope you are right. All the best
[quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Higworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: All those who keep harking on about Paolo consider this. Last year, Paolo pulled out of attempting to buy James Constable from the Scum because he wanted more time to think about the move. Paolo has resigned and left us at a time when we needed him. By his own standards, Paolo wouldn't re-employ Paolo! Now as I have posted elsewhere, like all of you, I don't know the real ins and outs of what went on between the Old Board and Paolo and now, as they have all left, I don't give a rat's backside. I was there last night to support my team, unlike a lot of people who disgracefully booed, and I'll support whever the next manager is. If you are not interested in supporting the team and new Boardand management, whoever it proves to be then I suggest you go elsewhere to watch your football. I was ashamed to be a Swindon fan last night, not because of the team but because of some of our so-called fans.[/p][/quote]On the back of that if you are ashamed then may be you should look at watching football elswhere. I did not boo or leave early but people pay their money and have a right to voice thier opinion. Right or Wrong you have no right to tell people to go elsewhere. You do what you feel is right and others will do the same. Can I ask how would you advise fans to voice thier concerns knowing that 8000 e-mails would not get the deserved attention. I would just be interested as you are telling people not to do something may be it would be better if you advised how they should voice concerns.[/p][/quote]The booing was shocking last night. One thing that has been consistent over the last 7-8 weeks is the players and they did not deserve to be booed. They knew they had not performed and will have got the message when very few people applauded their efforts at the end of the match. The booing was therefore totally uncalled for.[/p][/quote]I agree but like you say don't clap if that is way to get things across that sounds like a better idea. Rather than telling some of our fans to go elsewhere and we end up with an average gate of 4000. Like the idea we all stand there while players walk around the pitch and the ground is silent. Love it.[/p][/quote]You are missing the point. Booing the players has a negatve impact on them both during the game and for the next game. If that is what you call supporting a club then fair play, that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. My opinion is we are better off without paying customers who only support the team when they are winning and cause them stress and anxiety when they are ot winning. If you wer at the Pompey game you will have seen an excellent example of how to how to support a team in adversity. I'd like to think we could have fans who were collectively as supportive.[/p][/quote]Blimey didn't realise footballers were so sensitive! Had I known they were on a par with Actors and Ballerinas I would have restrained myself to polite applause, I also promise not to raise my voice in the ground again in case I upset their sensitive souls. I will keep my feelings on what was without doubt the worst performance of the season to myself, with totally rubbish performances from players who yes actually get paid for playing their favourite sport, who let down themselves, the club and the supporters a lot of whom would struggle to earn in a month what they get in a week. Hopefully they won't be reading these posts otherwise they will need counselling![/p][/quote]Peatmoor P I this not taking the rough with the smooth. Even though I don't agree with booing. When the club is doing well they take the applause and congratulate each other but when things are not going to well they have to accept some fans booing. I am sure when the game was over Ward and Miller gave them more than booing (I hope so anyway) so I am sure that they were not to bothered.[/p][/quote]I hope you are right. All the best peatmoor pirate

1:39pm Wed 27 Feb 13

69Champs says...

Wembley69 wrote:
Interesting Tisdale is still the bookies favourite, 11-4 to 6-4 Hasselbaink 9-4 with PdC at 4-1. The new one seems to be Tim Sherwood 11-4? Kevin Blackwell who of course was there last night has gone out to 8-1. Probably saw enough to put him off!
I certainly saw enough of Blackwell's style of football to be put off.....
[quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: Interesting Tisdale is still the bookies favourite, 11-4 to 6-4 Hasselbaink 9-4 with PdC at 4-1. The new one seems to be Tim Sherwood 11-4? Kevin Blackwell who of course was there last night has gone out to 8-1. Probably saw enough to put him off![/p][/quote]I certainly saw enough of Blackwell's style of football to be put off..... 69Champs

1:39pm Wed 27 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

International Robin2 wrote:
The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback
I may start a Don't get Paolo back petition and see which one has the most signatures.....that way we can see how much he divides opinion...

International Robin 2 please can you supply me with Spencers email address so I can pass the petition onto him?
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]I may start a Don't get Paolo back petition and see which one has the most signatures.....that way we can see how much he divides opinion... International Robin 2 please can you supply me with Spencers email address so I can pass the petition onto him? chrystovski

1:41pm Wed 27 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

International Robin2 wrote:
The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing!


WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!
http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
Have a look at the signatures on there. Half of them are either anonymous or a joke.
You've even got Michelangelo inviting Paolo to come back to repaint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Give it up and stop wasting space on these message boards.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Have a look at the signatures on there. Half of them are either anonymous or a joke. You've even got Michelangelo inviting Paolo to come back to repaint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Give it up and stop wasting space on these message boards. davel4848

1:44pm Wed 27 Feb 13

stfcphil says...

stfcknowitall wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.
[quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.[/p][/quote]Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither. stfcphil

1:50pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

stfcphil wrote:
stfcknowitall wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.
With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?
[quote][p][bold]stfcphil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.[/p][/quote]Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.[/p][/quote]With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again? Wembley69

1:51pm Wed 27 Feb 13

arkells says...

after that diabolical display last night, i cant seem to understand after all them months of playing decent football, they can play garbage, we all know paolo as gone but i see that we definately need him back, i suggest jed gets on the phone to him to organise a meeting with paolo, and sort out there differencies, and see what each of needs are, as if we dont get paolo back i can see an all mighty fall, as there is no other manager capable of running this team paolo's way
after that diabolical display last night, i cant seem to understand after all them months of playing decent football, they can play garbage, we all know paolo as gone but i see that we definately need him back, i suggest jed gets on the phone to him to organise a meeting with paolo, and sort out there differencies, and see what each of needs are, as if we dont get paolo back i can see an all mighty fall, as there is no other manager capable of running this team paolo's way arkells

1:55pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
mallorca wrote:
Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this.
And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB.
I´m so glad we have a CLUB.
so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc
It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange.
He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for.
I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO.
I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti

on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO.
The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do.
As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness.
Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..
I agree with most of what you say 61.

He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life?

From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others.

Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight.

Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus.

With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this. And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB. I´m so glad we have a CLUB. so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc[/p][/quote]It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange. He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for. I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO. I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO. The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do. As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness. Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..[/p][/quote]I agree with most of what you say 61. He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life? From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others. Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight. Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus. With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone. Oldhamred

2:00pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Oldhamred wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
mallorca wrote:
Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this.
And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB.
I´m so glad we have a CLUB.
so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc
It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange.
He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for.
I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO.
I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti


on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO.
The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do.
As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness.
Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..
I agree with most of what you say 61.

He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life?

From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others.

Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight.

Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus.

With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.
Fantastic point about soaking up the pressure from the players Oldham,i forgot about that,he was great at doing that.
As SW-P and Pack wasn't Paolo that "signed" them?
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this. And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB. I´m so glad we have a CLUB. so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc[/p][/quote]It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange. He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for. I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO. I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO. The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do. As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness. Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..[/p][/quote]I agree with most of what you say 61. He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life? From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others. Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight. Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus. With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.[/p][/quote]Fantastic point about soaking up the pressure from the players Oldham,i forgot about that,he was great at doing that. As SW-P and Pack wasn't Paolo that "signed" them? swwindon61uk

2:04pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
mallorca wrote:
Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this.
And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB.
I´m so glad we have a CLUB.
so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc
It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange.
He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for.
I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO.
I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti



on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO.
The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do.
As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness.
Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..
I agree with most of what you say 61.

He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life?

From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others.

Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight.

Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus.

With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.
Fantastic point about soaking up the pressure from the players Oldham,i forgot about that,he was great at doing that.
As SW-P and Pack wasn't Paolo that "signed" them?
As for SW-P and Pack didnt PDC "sign" them?
Read your point gain Oldham and i agree.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this. And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB. I´m so glad we have a CLUB. so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc[/p][/quote]It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange. He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for. I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO. I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO. The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do. As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness. Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..[/p][/quote]I agree with most of what you say 61. He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life? From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others. Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight. Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus. With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.[/p][/quote]Fantastic point about soaking up the pressure from the players Oldham,i forgot about that,he was great at doing that. As SW-P and Pack wasn't Paolo that "signed" them?[/p][/quote]As for SW-P and Pack didnt PDC "sign" them? Read your point gain Oldham and i agree. swwindon61uk

2:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

FORZASTFC wrote:
RRobin69 wrote:
pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
Good post rrobin69!
All in good time, as we can go up the right way, with patience & lots of money?
Why is everyone missing the point?

It's really obvious that they have stopped training in the same way as they were up until the Tranmere match.
Up until then it was lovely attractive football, played mainly on the ground with short sharp quality passing etc etc. The only problem we had all season was the forwards not being as good as the team behind them.

So the big question is " what has happened in training to stop the progression?" Are they not training as hard? Are they training differently? Are they relaxing too much without PDC on their backs all day and night? etc etc

Surely all we need to do is reestablish the work ethic and system we were using to prepare for matches under Di Canios reign. Are we to assume they are rebelling? Maybe?

It's ridiculous having two players managing the team and as for Jamie Pitman lol He clearly has no idea whatsoever. It is not difficult to tell the players to keep the ball at their feet for starters. He obviously couldn't see that as a problem???
As I said when interviewed at half time last night, we need an experienced manager urgently and one that understands how to get this team playing the football we were playing up until the Tranmere match. Nothing needs changing other than that and maybe some loan signings for extra cover.
Please tell me someone agrees.
[quote][p][bold]FORZASTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off![/p][/quote]Good post rrobin69! All in good time, as we can go up the right way, with patience & lots of money?[/p][/quote]Why is everyone missing the point? It's really obvious that they have stopped training in the same way as they were up until the Tranmere match. Up until then it was lovely attractive football, played mainly on the ground with short sharp quality passing etc etc. The only problem we had all season was the forwards not being as good as the team behind them. So the big question is " what has happened in training to stop the progression?" Are they not training as hard? Are they training differently? Are they relaxing too much without PDC on their backs all day and night? etc etc Surely all we need to do is reestablish the work ethic and system we were using to prepare for matches under Di Canios reign. Are we to assume they are rebelling? Maybe? It's ridiculous having two players managing the team and as for Jamie Pitman lol He clearly has no idea whatsoever. It is not difficult to tell the players to keep the ball at their feet for starters. He obviously couldn't see that as a problem??? As I said when interviewed at half time last night, we need an experienced manager urgently and one that understands how to get this team playing the football we were playing up until the Tranmere match. Nothing needs changing other than that and maybe some loan signings for extra cover. Please tell me someone agrees. MARK TITCOMBE

2:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Always red says...

chrystovski wrote:
International Robin2 wrote:
The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback
I may start a Don't get Paolo back petition and see which one has the most signatures.....that way we can see how much he divides opinion...

International Robin 2 please can you supply me with Spencers email address so I can pass the petition onto him?
Quite right that man !
We don't want that big time Charlie back he only cares about himself sold us down the river because his big ego couldn't get what he wanted
The most selfish manager in the clubs history.
What kind of person would walk when he did ? all those Paolo lovers who want him back open your eyes & ears get real.
I hope he never works in this country again the mans mental
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]I may start a Don't get Paolo back petition and see which one has the most signatures.....that way we can see how much he divides opinion... International Robin 2 please can you supply me with Spencers email address so I can pass the petition onto him?[/p][/quote]Quite right that man ! We don't want that big time Charlie back he only cares about himself sold us down the river because his big ego couldn't get what he wanted The most selfish manager in the clubs history. What kind of person would walk when he did ? all those Paolo lovers who want him back open your eyes & ears get real. I hope he never works in this country again the mans mental Always red

2:07pm Wed 27 Feb 13

albatross says...

Wembley69 wrote:
stfcphil wrote:
stfcknowitall wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.
With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?
When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcphil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.[/p][/quote]Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.[/p][/quote]With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?[/p][/quote]When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future. albatross

2:15pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Oldhamred wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
mallorca wrote:
Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this.
And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB.
I´m so glad we have a CLUB.
so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc
It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange.
He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for.
I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO.
I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti




on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO.
The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do.
As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness.
Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..
I agree with most of what you say 61.

He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life?

From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others.

Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight.

Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus.

With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.
Fantastic point about soaking up the pressure from the players Oldham,i forgot about that,he was great at doing that.
As SW-P and Pack wasn't Paolo that "signed" them?
As for SW-P and Pack didnt PDC "sign" them?
Read your point gain Oldham and i agree.
Quite right, should have read:
With regard to signings, the "failed" signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closest we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.

Glad you agree lol
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Whoever is appointed as Manager support him, it´s about time the Dicanio thing is put to bed.HE WALKED OUT ON US so he must live with this. And with MR it was a question of do we have a CLUB. I´m so glad we have a CLUB. so Pdc lovers wake up and realise it was all about ME ME ME nothing else and he will find it hard to get a job now what with his antics etc[/p][/quote]It is all about me me me with him but he could half mange. He is what he is but got the end results we all strived for. I also think he learnt a lot from his errors after his first season and think he would have continued to do so IMO. I know you will disagree but to me he brought pride,passion,ambiti on and professionalism to the club which will be hard to find again IMHO. The new budget is the same as what PDC had so lets see what the new man can do. As for ME ME ME i think things like giving his image rights so we can have the best treatment for the players in a top hospital is not a sign of selfishness. Also let see the quality of player the club can bring in without him on the other end of the phone..[/p][/quote]I agree with most of what you say 61. He seemed to very much want the credit for the success that was happening, but isn't that what occurs in all walks of life? From Heads of State, through politics and business, to the factory shop floor you will find ministers,heads of dept, and line managers all taking credit for acheivements made by others. Often this is to help them "Push on" in their chosen career, but equally it can be used to divert attention away from the real "workers" who may otherwise crumble when placed in the spotlight. Just a thought, but maybe he was just soaking up pressure for the players, to allow them to focus. With regard to signings, the failed signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closet we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone.[/p][/quote]Fantastic point about soaking up the pressure from the players Oldham,i forgot about that,he was great at doing that. As SW-P and Pack wasn't Paolo that "signed" them?[/p][/quote]As for SW-P and Pack didnt PDC "sign" them? Read your point gain Oldham and i agree.[/p][/quote]Quite right, should have read: With regard to signings, the "failed" signing of Wright-Phillips, and Pack will be the closest we come to that kind of quality without PDC on the 'phone. Glad you agree lol Oldhamred

2:21pm Wed 27 Feb 13

angrydan says...

albatross wrote:
Wembley69 wrote:
stfcphil wrote:
stfcknowitall wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.
With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?
When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.
I would gladly sign a petition saying that I DON'T want Paolo back. Backed him the entire time he was here, but he turned his back on us at a time where we needed stability in the team to balance the instability in the board. Once a quitter, always a quitter.
[quote][p][bold]albatross[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcphil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.[/p][/quote]Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.[/p][/quote]With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?[/p][/quote]When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.[/p][/quote]I would gladly sign a petition saying that I DON'T want Paolo back. Backed him the entire time he was here, but he turned his back on us at a time where we needed stability in the team to balance the instability in the board. Once a quitter, always a quitter. angrydan

2:23pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively.

HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!
WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE???????????
WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????
Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively. HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE??????????? WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON????????????? MARK TITCOMBE

2:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

God help us all lol
God help us all lol MARK TITCOMBE

2:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!

Now exceeded 220 signatures and growing. Phil Spencer is aware of the petition, the club are aware of the petition and both are monitoring the petition. This our last chance to stand united and sing "WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!"

Sign the petition at: http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback
WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! Now exceeded 220 signatures and growing. Phil Spencer is aware of the petition, the club are aware of the petition and both are monitoring the petition. This our last chance to stand united and sing "WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!" Sign the petition at: http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback International Robin2

2:27pm Wed 27 Feb 13

angrydan says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively.

HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!
WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE???????????
WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????
It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training".

I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively. HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE??????????? WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????[/p][/quote]It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training". I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away. angrydan

2:30pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

angrydan wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively.

HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!
WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE???????????
WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????
It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training".

I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away.
Agreed!! But none of the performances were that bad.
Someone is needed urgently. Even Miller and Ward have said it. I really admire them for being honest and it's really important that the new owners act promptly.
[quote][p][bold]angrydan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively. HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE??????????? WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????[/p][/quote]It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training". I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away.[/p][/quote]Agreed!! But none of the performances were that bad. Someone is needed urgently. Even Miller and Ward have said it. I really admire them for being honest and it's really important that the new owners act promptly. MARK TITCOMBE

2:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

We need someone who's only objective is to get us back to where we were 3 matches ago and who will get us up.
That doesn't mean they are necissarily the right person for the future but I have no doubt that we will go up if we get back to doing what we are capable of.
I get the feeling it is as much a confidence thing as anything else and the loss of leadershipin general.
We need someone who's only objective is to get us back to where we were 3 matches ago and who will get us up. That doesn't mean they are necissarily the right person for the future but I have no doubt that we will go up if we get back to doing what we are capable of. I get the feeling it is as much a confidence thing as anything else and the loss of leadershipin general. MARK TITCOMBE

2:35pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MITTED says...

International Robin2 wrote:
The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing!


WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!
http://www.ipetition

s.com/petition/bring

paoloback
Tried asking Sam Morshead to give it more prominence?
COYR
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: The petition has reached 200+ signatures and growing! WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback[/p][/quote]Tried asking Sam Morshead to give it more prominence? COYR MITTED

2:36pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Another view says...

Was flicking through this thread just to see if there was anything that might cheer me up, and two posts came in together...

the_fox says...
10:35am Wed 27 Feb 13

how about Steve Davis at Crewe? good young manager and plays good football ... surprised no-one has mentioned him yet.”

matt71 says...
10:36am Wed 27 Feb 13

Player wise see bostock is back from USA so available again ,thought that his flair and passing was sadly missing last night.”

- Steve Davis would presumably bring in Crewe's youth development philosophy, as well as his management skills. And Bostock would be a quick solution in midfield till the end of the season, then if he is too expensive then he can move on.
Was flicking through this thread just to see if there was anything that might cheer me up, and two posts came in together... the_fox says... 10:35am Wed 27 Feb 13 how about Steve Davis at Crewe? good young manager and plays good football ... surprised no-one has mentioned him yet.” matt71 says... 10:36am Wed 27 Feb 13 Player wise see bostock is back from USA so available again ,thought that his flair and passing was sadly missing last night.” - Steve Davis would presumably bring in Crewe's youth development philosophy, as well as his management skills. And Bostock would be a quick solution in midfield till the end of the season, then if he is too expensive then he can move on. Another view

2:39pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
angrydan wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively.

HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



!!
WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE???????????
WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????
It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training".

I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away.
Agreed!! But none of the performances were that bad.
Someone is needed urgently. Even Miller and Ward have said it. I really admire them for being honest and it's really important that the new owners act promptly.
It should be simple to fix for any half decent football manager. It's only just gone wrong so we need to be quick.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angrydan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively. HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE??????????? WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????[/p][/quote]It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training". I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away.[/p][/quote]Agreed!! But none of the performances were that bad. Someone is needed urgently. Even Miller and Ward have said it. I really admire them for being honest and it's really important that the new owners act promptly.[/p][/quote]It should be simple to fix for any half decent football manager. It's only just gone wrong so we need to be quick. MARK TITCOMBE

2:43pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Another view wrote:
Was flicking through this thread just to see if there was anything that might cheer me up, and two posts came in together...

the_fox says...
10:35am Wed 27 Feb 13

how about Steve Davis at Crewe? good young manager and plays good football ... surprised no-one has mentioned him yet.”

matt71 says...
10:36am Wed 27 Feb 13

Player wise see bostock is back from USA so available again ,thought that his flair and passing was sadly missing last night.”

- Steve Davis would presumably bring in Crewe's youth development philosophy, as well as his management skills. And Bostock would be a quick solution in midfield till the end of the season, then if he is too expensive then he can move on.
Bostock should be a target for sure. I say keep Luke Rooney as a starter and even (I never thought I would say this)Adam Rooney too, as Colins and Williams are average at best.
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Was flicking through this thread just to see if there was anything that might cheer me up, and two posts came in together... the_fox says... 10:35am Wed 27 Feb 13 how about Steve Davis at Crewe? good young manager and plays good football ... surprised no-one has mentioned him yet.” matt71 says... 10:36am Wed 27 Feb 13 Player wise see bostock is back from USA so available again ,thought that his flair and passing was sadly missing last night.” - Steve Davis would presumably bring in Crewe's youth development philosophy, as well as his management skills. And Bostock would be a quick solution in midfield till the end of the season, then if he is too expensive then he can move on.[/p][/quote]Bostock should be a target for sure. I say keep Luke Rooney as a starter and even (I never thought I would say this)Adam Rooney too, as Colins and Williams are average at best. MARK TITCOMBE

2:55pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Andy Evo says...

If we had kept going with Paolo we may have got promoted but we would also probably have gone out of business and I would rather have a mid table League one team to support than no team at all.

We are not ready for the championship financially so why not get a solid reliable manager in who will build long term with young players (early/mid twenties) with a couple of experienced players and also give experience to a few younger players 18-21. In the meantime build the financial side with hard work from the new commercial manager with concerts etc (only problem might be poor Marcus's pitch!)

Don't really go with the fact the players were lazy and didn't try for Miller & Ward. I thought they got about the pitch but just made poor decisions and gave the ball away cheaply, that's down to quality not work-rate. They are good players the majority of them as they have proved this season.

I don't feel supporters help as much as they could, it's great to turn up and pay your money but how about some more singing and encouragement of the team? It's so quiet, look at how Pompey fans were and Preston and even Bury who only had 95, they were at least vocal. More singing, more atmosphere and try and help spur the team on, all to easy to sit and quietly moan and whine, we are all in this together surely?
If we had kept going with Paolo we may have got promoted but we would also probably have gone out of business and I would rather have a mid table League one team to support than no team at all. We are not ready for the championship financially so why not get a solid reliable manager in who will build long term with young players (early/mid twenties) with a couple of experienced players and also give experience to a few younger players 18-21. In the meantime build the financial side with hard work from the new commercial manager with concerts etc (only problem might be poor Marcus's pitch!) Don't really go with the fact the players were lazy and didn't try for Miller & Ward. I thought they got about the pitch but just made poor decisions and gave the ball away cheaply, that's down to quality not work-rate. They are good players the majority of them as they have proved this season. I don't feel supporters help as much as they could, it's great to turn up and pay your money but how about some more singing and encouragement of the team? It's so quiet, look at how Pompey fans were and Preston and even Bury who only had 95, they were at least vocal. More singing, more atmosphere and try and help spur the team on, all to easy to sit and quietly moan and whine, we are all in this together surely? Andy Evo

2:58pm Wed 27 Feb 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

So jed thats why the players wanted ward and miller as joint managers.
So they could carry on the great work ethic from di canio.

First port of call to carry that on and win the league
We give back the captaincy back to McCormack
Second we bring back Luke Rooney

Sorted 6 points from Preston and bury
Just what Paolo was thinking
So jed thats why the players wanted ward and miller as joint managers. So they could carry on the great work ethic from di canio. First port of call to carry that on and win the league We give back the captaincy back to McCormack Second we bring back Luke Rooney Sorted 6 points from Preston and bury Just what Paolo was thinking ya mums got facial hair

2:58pm Wed 27 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

albatross wrote:
Wembley69 wrote:
stfcphil wrote:
stfcknowitall wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.
With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?
When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.
£250,000 a week

pmsl
[quote][p][bold]albatross[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcphil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.[/p][/quote]Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.[/p][/quote]With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?[/p][/quote]When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.[/p][/quote]£250,000 a week pmsl alchafreds

3:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

ds-red says...

Well tommy & Darren , your team mates let you down last night big time , they asked for you to be given a go , and that's how they repay you .
They have proven one thing that paulo made them a team , it's a shame .
We need a manger fast after that .
you could see from first 5 minutes players not putting the work rate in just hitting straight long balls .
I'm going to Coventry but fearing the worst at the moment
Well tommy & Darren , your team mates let you down last night big time , they asked for you to be given a go , and that's how they repay you . They have proven one thing that paulo made them a team , it's a shame . We need a manger fast after that . you could see from first 5 minutes players not putting the work rate in just hitting straight long balls . I'm going to Coventry but fearing the worst at the moment ds-red

3:19pm Wed 27 Feb 13

oldandwise says...

I remember several performances like that under Paulo(The God)Canio.Games we should have won and played like idiots.So lets get things in perspective and let the board sort something out.PDC caused this by not having the patience to wait for the decision from the football league and causing complete disruption in the club.Good riddance I say,far too unpredictable for me.Mind you I do wonder why the two Thompson brothers were not given a chance.
I remember several performances like that under Paulo(The God)Canio.Games we should have won and played like idiots.So lets get things in perspective and let the board sort something out.PDC caused this by not having the patience to wait for the decision from the football league and causing complete disruption in the club.Good riddance I say,far too unpredictable for me.Mind you I do wonder why the two Thompson brothers were not given a chance. oldandwise

3:33pm Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!

We have smashed 200+ signatures, Phil Spencer is aware and actively monitoring it, The club are aware and monitoring it.. This is our last chance to stand up and sing 'WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!'

BRING DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/bring
paoloback/
WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! We have smashed 200+ signatures, Phil Spencer is aware and actively monitoring it, The club are aware and monitoring it.. This is our last chance to stand up and sing 'WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!' BRING DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ International Robin2

3:39pm Wed 27 Feb 13

SPIDEY43 says...

HAVING SUPPORTED THE REDS FOR OVER 30 YEARS LIVING IN SPAIN I AGREE .A NEW MASTER IS NEEDED AND QUICK. WE CANT LET ALL THE HARD WORK PUT IN UP TO NOW TO DENY US WHAT WE WORKED FOR. PROUD TO BE A RED SUPPORTER
HAVING SUPPORTED THE REDS FOR OVER 30 YEARS LIVING IN SPAIN I AGREE .A NEW MASTER IS NEEDED AND QUICK. WE CANT LET ALL THE HARD WORK PUT IN UP TO NOW TO DENY US WHAT WE WORKED FOR. PROUD TO BE A RED SUPPORTER SPIDEY43

3:39pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Park North Red says...

It's either PDC to come back or a decent manager now. No other way if we want to maintain the push. Tim Sherwood was there with old boy Chris Ramsey last night so it could be watch this space
It's either PDC to come back or a decent manager now. No other way if we want to maintain the push. Tim Sherwood was there with old boy Chris Ramsey last night so it could be watch this space Park North Red

3:48pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Always red says...

Just let you know I'm getting a petition going about the price of grass seed
It's so expensive!
Hopefully all who reads will sign & as a club we can bring the price down
Please sign at www.awaywiththefairy
s.com
Just let you know I'm getting a petition going about the price of grass seed It's so expensive! Hopefully all who reads will sign & as a club we can bring the price down Please sign at www.awaywiththefairy s.com Always red

3:57pm Wed 27 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Paolo di canio interview coming up on sky sports news,now this could be very interesting!! his side of what the hell has gone on at our club.
Paolo di canio interview coming up on sky sports news,now this could be very interesting!! his side of what the hell has gone on at our club. bradley red 1

3:57pm Wed 27 Feb 13

stfcphil says...

International Robin2 wrote:
WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! We have smashed 200+ signatures, Phil Spencer is aware and actively monitoring it, The club are aware and monitoring it.. This is our last chance to stand up and sing 'WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!' BRING DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/
Wow! smashed 200 signatures. Thats almost 1 1/2 % of the fans that were there last night then (mind you, need to take out all of the obviously false ones). The fact that Phil Spencer is aware of it means no doubt that he will already be working out how he can make more than his usual half a million pounds a year out of the club. I just ask anyone who cares about the club to make a choice. Instant success with Paolo, and bust in a year or so's time. Or sustainable advancement with a stable, professional manager, whose interest is with the club and not himself, and many more years of joy, heartbreak, and everything in between. Personally, I'd still like to be following the town for more than just the foreseeable future, but accept that the football may not be as vibrant as it has been recently.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY! We have smashed 200+ signatures, Phil Spencer is aware and actively monitoring it, The club are aware and monitoring it.. This is our last chance to stand up and sing 'WE ARE PAOLO'S RED AND WHITE ARMY!' BRING DI CANIO BACK! http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/[/p][/quote]Wow! smashed 200 signatures. Thats almost 1 1/2 % of the fans that were there last night then (mind you, need to take out all of the obviously false ones). The fact that Phil Spencer is aware of it means no doubt that he will already be working out how he can make more than his usual half a million pounds a year out of the club. I just ask anyone who cares about the club to make a choice. Instant success with Paolo, and bust in a year or so's time. Or sustainable advancement with a stable, professional manager, whose interest is with the club and not himself, and many more years of joy, heartbreak, and everything in between. Personally, I'd still like to be following the town for more than just the foreseeable future, but accept that the football may not be as vibrant as it has been recently. stfcphil

3:59pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

Always red wrote:
Just let you know I'm getting a petition going about the price of grass seed
It's so expensive!
Hopefully all who reads will sign & as a club we can bring the price down
Please sign at www.awaywiththefairy

s.com
Blimey you've got more than 500,000 signatures already! Amazing.
[quote][p][bold]Always red[/bold] wrote: Just let you know I'm getting a petition going about the price of grass seed It's so expensive! Hopefully all who reads will sign & as a club we can bring the price down Please sign at www.awaywiththefairy s.com[/p][/quote]Blimey you've got more than 500,000 signatures already! Amazing. Psychedelic Syd

4:00pm Wed 27 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

PDC interview coming up on Sky sports news. Is he going back.??????
PDC interview coming up on Sky sports news. Is he going back.?????? STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

4:04pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

RRobin69 wrote:
pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time.

Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship.

Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player.

New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.
[quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off![/p][/quote]some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time. Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship. Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player. New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up. old town robin

4:04pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

Will need to sort things out before the weekend, Coventry's recent form has picked up immensely and we'd do well to get a draw out of it at the minute even if we are more organised.

Still looking forward to a good day out, any idea from the ticket office how many are expected to make the trip? Booked in at the Ricoh Hotel so picking up the tickets there, at least I can drown my sorrows if we have a bad one!
Will need to sort things out before the weekend, Coventry's recent form has picked up immensely and we'd do well to get a draw out of it at the minute even if we are more organised. Still looking forward to a good day out, any idea from the ticket office how many are expected to make the trip? Booked in at the Ricoh Hotel so picking up the tickets there, at least I can drown my sorrows if we have a bad one! Swindon1984

4:06pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
PDC interview coming up on Sky sports news. Is he going back.??????
Hope i am wrong but i can see the reverse and maybe having a go.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: PDC interview coming up on Sky sports news. Is he going back.??????[/p][/quote]Hope i am wrong but i can see the reverse and maybe having a go. swwindon61uk

4:06pm Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

DI CANIO INTERVIEW ON SKY SPORTS NEWS SHORTLY!
DI CANIO INTERVIEW ON SKY SPORTS NEWS SHORTLY! International Robin2

4:08pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Di Cannio interview about to be broadcast on SKY as to why he has NO REGRETS with leaving STFC.

Just maybe, this will finally convince all those begging him to come back that he isn't. Let's hear what he has to say.
Di Cannio interview about to be broadcast on SKY as to why he has NO REGRETS with leaving STFC. Just maybe, this will finally convince all those begging him to come back that he isn't. Let's hear what he has to say. old town robin

4:17pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

old town robin wrote:
RRobin69 wrote:
pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time.

Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship.

Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player.

New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.
Forgot Archibald, put him in the jury out list same with the youngsters like Oakley and Louis Thompson. Didn't include Adam Rooney because he is not our player.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off![/p][/quote]some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time. Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship. Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player. New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.[/p][/quote]Forgot Archibald, put him in the jury out list same with the youngsters like Oakley and Louis Thompson. Didn't include Adam Rooney because he is not our player. old town robin

4:17pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

old town robin wrote:
RRobin69 wrote:
pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time.

Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship.

Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player.

New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.
Forgot Archibald, put him in the jury out list same with the youngsters like Oakley and Louis Thompson. Didn't include Adam Rooney because he is not our player.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off![/p][/quote]some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time. Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship. Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player. New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.[/p][/quote]Forgot Archibald, put him in the jury out list same with the youngsters like Oakley and Louis Thompson. Didn't include Adam Rooney because he is not our player. old town robin

4:17pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

albatross wrote:
Wembley69 wrote:
stfcphil wrote:
stfcknowitall wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.
With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?
When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.
Ah yes the cup runs, Capital One R4, JPT R1 lost to the scum, FA Cup R1 lost to Macclesfield!
[quote][p][bold]albatross[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcphil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.[/p][/quote]Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.[/p][/quote]With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?[/p][/quote]When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.[/p][/quote]Ah yes the cup runs, Capital One R4, JPT R1 lost to the scum, FA Cup R1 lost to Macclesfield! Wembley69

4:18pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Kelliz says...

As much as I loved the passion PDC bought to Swindon and how he got the team playing I don't think we should have him back as he walked out when we needed him.

I think Nathan should have been playing from the start last night and macca in the midfield. The game seem to turn once this happened.

Macca is a great asset to any team the way he is able to switch forom CH, to RB and LB but he is/was a midfield so maybe that is where we should now be playing him as we have a good back 4 in NT, AF, DW and JM with hopefully Joe Devera being fit in reserve or even in for AF

Our midfield is thin on the ground with SF being injured.

I would have liked to see the young Louis Thompson playing last night instead of Navarro.
As much as I loved the passion PDC bought to Swindon and how he got the team playing I don't think we should have him back as he walked out when we needed him. I think Nathan should have been playing from the start last night and macca in the midfield. The game seem to turn once this happened. Macca is a great asset to any team the way he is able to switch forom CH, to RB and LB but he is/was a midfield so maybe that is where we should now be playing him as we have a good back 4 in NT, AF, DW and JM with hopefully Joe Devera being fit in reserve or even in for AF Our midfield is thin on the ground with SF being injured. I would have liked to see the young Louis Thompson playing last night instead of Navarro. Kelliz

4:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Tis the season to be jolly, Mr Tisdale is still the out and out favourite to take over, thoughts?
Tis the season to be jolly, Mr Tisdale is still the out and out favourite to take over, thoughts? Wembley69

4:26pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

The interview is coming to be nothing,if it was it would have been on by now.
The interview is coming to be nothing,if it was it would have been on by now. swwindon61uk

4:29pm Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

Typical bloody Sky News, intrview "coming up".

yes, that was half an hour ago...........and counting
Typical bloody Sky News, intrview "coming up". yes, that was half an hour ago...........and counting LydiardRED67

4:29pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Kelliz wrote:
As much as I loved the passion PDC bought to Swindon and how he got the team playing I don't think we should have him back as he walked out when we needed him.

I think Nathan should have been playing from the start last night and macca in the midfield. The game seem to turn once this happened.

Macca is a great asset to any team the way he is able to switch forom CH, to RB and LB but he is/was a midfield so maybe that is where we should now be playing him as we have a good back 4 in NT, AF, DW and JM with hopefully Joe Devera being fit in reserve or even in for AF

Our midfield is thin on the ground with SF being injured.

I would have liked to see the young Louis Thompson playing last night instead of Navarro.
I think most would agree with you Kelliz, so why didn't Ward and Miller? I said last night i was disappointed with the starting 11 and this morning that they have to take some of the blame for last nights defeat because of their poor team selection
[quote][p][bold]Kelliz[/bold] wrote: As much as I loved the passion PDC bought to Swindon and how he got the team playing I don't think we should have him back as he walked out when we needed him. I think Nathan should have been playing from the start last night and macca in the midfield. The game seem to turn once this happened. Macca is a great asset to any team the way he is able to switch forom CH, to RB and LB but he is/was a midfield so maybe that is where we should now be playing him as we have a good back 4 in NT, AF, DW and JM with hopefully Joe Devera being fit in reserve or even in for AF Our midfield is thin on the ground with SF being injured. I would have liked to see the young Louis Thompson playing last night instead of Navarro.[/p][/quote]I think most would agree with you Kelliz, so why didn't Ward and Miller? I said last night i was disappointed with the starting 11 and this morning that they have to take some of the blame for last nights defeat because of their poor team selection old town robin

4:30pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Official PDC not coming back.
Official PDC not coming back. swwindon61uk

4:31pm Wed 27 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

angrydan wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively.

HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!
WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE???????????
WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????
It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training".

I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away.
Trouble is Dan we are a side in the promotion pack and couldn't even fill the bench with first team players last night.

Now that to me is the worrying point.

Players will get injured, hit bad form etc.

So what can we do at present ?
Nothing except swap a few players around in different positions, play a midfielder who clearly lacks first team games and recall a winger that maybe is not 100% fit, coupled with an inexperienced keeper and central defender.

I am worried, very worried and with no news on loan players. Lost Hollands, Martin and failed with Pack, BWP and the Charlton Winger I would say we are not going to sustain all that we have achieved this season.

Coupled with a Board who are inexperienced in football and appear to have no plan. (No blame attached).

............Totally fed up today I really am.
Even worse only a month ago or so we were on fire and with Ritchie, PDC, loan additions we would have made it this season I am convinced.

Now ? - Sorry we will struggle to make play offs. Please, please, please let me be wrong but I feel downbeat.

However before I get slated I will be at Coventry.
[quote][p][bold]angrydan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: Can you all stop moaning about the past and look to the future constructively. HE HAS GONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS NOT COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE IF THE LAST TWO PERFORMANCES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO'S GOING TO GET US BACK TO DOING WHAT WE WERE DOING BEFORE??????????? WHY ARN'T WE DOING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO DO ALL SEASON?????????????[/p][/quote]It's not impossible to have a couple of bad games. I mean, we got beaten at home by a shocking Leyton Orient side who had zero points at the time, and that was under Di Canio and his "training". I'm not saying things are rosy, but let's not get carried away.[/p][/quote]Trouble is Dan we are a side in the promotion pack and couldn't even fill the bench with first team players last night. Now that to me is the worrying point. Players will get injured, hit bad form etc. So what can we do at present ? Nothing except swap a few players around in different positions, play a midfielder who clearly lacks first team games and recall a winger that maybe is not 100% fit, coupled with an inexperienced keeper and central defender. I am worried, very worried and with no news on loan players. Lost Hollands, Martin and failed with Pack, BWP and the Charlton Winger I would say we are not going to sustain all that we have achieved this season. Coupled with a Board who are inexperienced in football and appear to have no plan. (No blame attached). ............Totally fed up today I really am. Even worse only a month ago or so we were on fire and with Ritchie, PDC, loan additions we would have made it this season I am convinced. Now ? - Sorry we will struggle to make play offs. Please, please, please let me be wrong but I feel downbeat. However before I get slated I will be at Coventry. TheDukeOfBanbury

4:32pm Wed 27 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Sam Morshead Tweets:

Di Canio tells Sky Sports New will not be returning to club as manager.
Sam Morshead Tweets: Di Canio tells Sky Sports New will not be returning to club as manager. stfclondon

4:36pm Wed 27 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

Prehaps all of you 'dreamers' will all stop banging on about Di Canio coming back now...
You have just heard it straight from the horses mouth on Sky Sports... he couldnt get his own way so he walked and he doesnt regret it either!! HE'S NOT COMING BACK, END OF STORY!!! Now please move on its finished with!! Time fo look forward now, support the new manager whoever that may be and stop living in the past!! COYR!!
Prehaps all of you 'dreamers' will all stop banging on about Di Canio coming back now... You have just heard it straight from the horses mouth on Sky Sports... he couldnt get his own way so he walked and he doesnt regret it either!! HE'S NOT COMING BACK, END OF STORY!!! Now please move on its finished with!! Time fo look forward now, support the new manager whoever that may be and stop living in the past!! COYR!! GUVS MASTER

4:38pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

The reporter asked all the questions we wanted answered as well, no we know.
New board did not get in contact with them.
Now i want to hear from them.
The reporter asked all the questions we wanted answered as well, no we know. New board did not get in contact with them. Now i want to hear from them. swwindon61uk

4:39pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

He does not want to come back!!
He is STFC past
Time to move on and appoint a new manager be it caretaker till end of season
Please now accept it straight from his own mouth
" He does not want to come back!!!!"
He does not want to come back!! He is STFC past Time to move on and appoint a new manager be it caretaker till end of season Please now accept it straight from his own mouth " He does not want to come back!!!!" Cookie43

4:42pm Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

I would love to know who is lieing here. ed told me to my face that he had contacted Phil Spencer, and Andrew Balck and Jed stated that both Psencer and PDC were aware of the Ritchie transfer.

Paolo says not.

I am not sure how he can state that he delivered this great achievement with no support. I thought h had plenty. Up until the last few weeks.

Lets not forget, the embargo was due to breaching the salary cap, and iis only signing playes that can achieve that.

I am saddened that he has closed his time at Swindon, a sit was great while h was here, however to add to that, I don't ever want to here him state his respect for te fans again as I think to him this is irrelevant.
I would love to know who is lieing here. ed told me to my face that he had contacted Phil Spencer, and Andrew Balck and Jed stated that both Psencer and PDC were aware of the Ritchie transfer. Paolo says not. I am not sure how he can state that he delivered this great achievement with no support. I thought h had plenty. Up until the last few weeks. Lets not forget, the embargo was due to breaching the salary cap, and iis only signing playes that can achieve that. I am saddened that he has closed his time at Swindon, a sit was great while h was here, however to add to that, I don't ever want to here him state his respect for te fans again as I think to him this is irrelevant. LydiardRED67

4:42pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned

Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.
So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month. old town robin

4:43pm Wed 27 Feb 13

stfcphil says...

Oh No. If only more than one percent of fans had signed that petition. At least now we can get a manager who wants to be here for the right reasons.
Oh No. If only more than one percent of fans had signed that petition. At least now we can get a manager who wants to be here for the right reasons. stfcphil

4:46pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

old town robin wrote:
So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned

Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.
If true we need to ask the new board why?
Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.[/p][/quote]If true we need to ask the new board why? Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here. swwindon61uk

4:47pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Kingsdown 1974 says...

He probably hasn't seen the petition yet I'm sure once Frank Spencer has told him about it he'll have a swift change of heart..........
He probably hasn't seen the petition yet I'm sure once Frank Spencer has told him about it he'll have a swift change of heart.......... Kingsdown 1974

4:48pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

oldandwise wrote:
I remember several performances like that under Paulo(The God)Canio.Games we should have won and played like idiots.So lets get things in perspective and let the board sort something out.PDC caused this by not having the patience to wait for the decision from the football league and causing complete disruption in the club.Good riddance I say,far too unpredictable for me.Mind you I do wonder why the two Thompson brothers were not given a chance.
The games that come to mind, Orient lost,Colchester lost,Macclesfield lost,Brentford lost,H/pool,Scunthor
pe,Sheffield,Doncast
er,Coventry drawn. 19 points. I assume the same training methods were used for these games.
[quote][p][bold]oldandwise[/bold] wrote: I remember several performances like that under Paulo(The God)Canio.Games we should have won and played like idiots.So lets get things in perspective and let the board sort something out.PDC caused this by not having the patience to wait for the decision from the football league and causing complete disruption in the club.Good riddance I say,far too unpredictable for me.Mind you I do wonder why the two Thompson brothers were not given a chance.[/p][/quote]The games that come to mind, Orient lost,Colchester lost,Macclesfield lost,Brentford lost,H/pool,Scunthor pe,Sheffield,Doncast er,Coventry drawn. 19 points. I assume the same training methods were used for these games. Bassett Hound

4:48pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

old town robin wrote:
RRobin69 wrote:
pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time.

Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship.

Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player.

New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.
good posts, much as it hurts me to say, I almost feel it would be best for us to stay in div 1 next season at least, unless this board are prepared to invest big time I can only see a quick relegation if we do go up.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off![/p][/quote]some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time. Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship. Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player. New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.[/p][/quote]good posts, much as it hurts me to say, I almost feel it would be best for us to stay in div 1 next season at least, unless this board are prepared to invest big time I can only see a quick relegation if we do go up. Davidsyrett

4:49pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Andy Evo says...

The interview was held with pictures of himself all around him........"Me....Me
....Me"
The interview was held with pictures of himself all around him........"Me....Me ....Me" Andy Evo

4:50pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

stfclondon wrote:
Sam Morshead Tweets:

Di Canio tells Sky Sports New will not be returning to club as manager.
Ahh, but what about player manager.

Didn't rule that out did he!!!!
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: Sam Morshead Tweets: Di Canio tells Sky Sports New will not be returning to club as manager.[/p][/quote]Ahh, but what about player manager. Didn't rule that out did he!!!! Oldhamred

4:53pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

Ha ha ha now he is showing off the stuff he took from his office
Hilarious you can't make it up!!!
Ha ha ha now he is showing off the stuff he took from his office Hilarious you can't make it up!!! Cookie43

4:54pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

old town robin wrote:
Kelliz wrote:
As much as I loved the passion PDC bought to Swindon and how he got the team playing I don't think we should have him back as he walked out when we needed him.

I think Nathan should have been playing from the start last night and macca in the midfield. The game seem to turn once this happened.

Macca is a great asset to any team the way he is able to switch forom CH, to RB and LB but he is/was a midfield so maybe that is where we should now be playing him as we have a good back 4 in NT, AF, DW and JM with hopefully Joe Devera being fit in reserve or even in for AF

Our midfield is thin on the ground with SF being injured.

I would have liked to see the young Louis Thompson playing last night instead of Navarro.
I think most would agree with you Kelliz, so why didn't Ward and Miller? I said last night i was disappointed with the starting 11 and this morning that they have to take some of the blame for last nights defeat because of their poor team selection
Nathan Thompson goes forward and plays with desire. So does Alan Mcormack. The rest looked tired and lacking in any sort of structure. Bury capitalised on our lack of shape and just scrapped for every ball, most of which they won. Keeping the ball on the ground will solve most of the problem and confidence the rest. Why does it need a manager to explain that? It's not exactly complicated is it?
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kelliz[/bold] wrote: As much as I loved the passion PDC bought to Swindon and how he got the team playing I don't think we should have him back as he walked out when we needed him. I think Nathan should have been playing from the start last night and macca in the midfield. The game seem to turn once this happened. Macca is a great asset to any team the way he is able to switch forom CH, to RB and LB but he is/was a midfield so maybe that is where we should now be playing him as we have a good back 4 in NT, AF, DW and JM with hopefully Joe Devera being fit in reserve or even in for AF Our midfield is thin on the ground with SF being injured. I would have liked to see the young Louis Thompson playing last night instead of Navarro.[/p][/quote]I think most would agree with you Kelliz, so why didn't Ward and Miller? I said last night i was disappointed with the starting 11 and this morning that they have to take some of the blame for last nights defeat because of their poor team selection[/p][/quote]Nathan Thompson goes forward and plays with desire. So does Alan Mcormack. The rest looked tired and lacking in any sort of structure. Bury capitalised on our lack of shape and just scrapped for every ball, most of which they won. Keeping the ball on the ground will solve most of the problem and confidence the rest. Why does it need a manager to explain that? It's not exactly complicated is it? MARK TITCOMBE

4:54pm Wed 27 Feb 13

stigger says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
old town robin wrote:
RRobin69 wrote:
pat.swindon.f.c. wrote:
Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?
How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?!

We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool.

Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season.

The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride.

Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk.

Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank.

Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable.

Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here.

Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off!
some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time.

Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship.

Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player.

New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.
good posts, much as it hurts me to say, I almost feel it would be best for us to stay in div 1 next season at least, unless this board are prepared to invest big time I can only see a quick relegation if we do go up.
I can see the logic in this. Of course i want us to go up, but not sure we have a squad or an infrastructure in place to stay up. As for PDC that ship has sailed it appears and now the new board need to make a good appointment. We have always been served well by fairly big names cutting their teeth in management so JFH or Carragher (after this season) would be interesting. Also the sentimental part of me likes those who have a connection to the club like Kerslake, Calderwood, Nijholt. Tim Sherwood has also been mentioned today. I will support whoever it is but am hoping for a big name starting out or someone with a connection to STFC who might have the passion to commit to the club for the long haul. Have missed last 2 games (although doesn't looki like i missed much) so looking forward to Cov on sat and hope we can get season back on track. COYR!
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pat.swindon.f.c.[/bold] wrote: Let's all take a reality check.Swindon are not ready for Championship Football.To go up would take considerably increased investment in players wages,bonuses,from the Board.This Board,unless they really have a moneyman in the cupboard are just average business guys. The priority must be ownership and development of the CG surely.Yes,events,al l year round.Football revenues from gates around 7k would only sustain League 1 status.As a parameter look at Peterborough's situation.Gates of 15k ++property assets, with year round use,revenues, must be the paramount objective.How you arrive at that situation is the challenge for the Board.Until that unlikely time the selling of players has to be the case very sadly.The Black era is over.Di Canio whilst bringing passion,high fitness levels,discipline(ex cept his own),and good attractive football,at such a high cost simply could not be sustained.Another Pompey waiting to happen.Hopefully there will be more attractive football to the end of season with the team remaining around the promotion end is the most that a realistic fan's aspirations can expect?[/p][/quote]How has this comment been missed - by far the most sensible I've seen for weeks and echoes my sentiments?! We are not ready for Championship football big backers or not. There is a MASSIVE gap between L1 and Championship football. Most of theL1 teams who have been promoted in recent years all have good stadiums, support and infrastructure to them - Leeds, Southampton, Charlton, Huddersfield, Norwich, Millwall, Brighton, Sheff Weds, Swansea, Forest, Blackpool. Winning the play-offs v Millwall would have been bad enough - the gap now is even bigger and it will be a bigger car crash if we go up this season. The result will be mass hysteria which as the past few weeks has shown few STFC fans can cope with, our **** kicked each week, low attendances, probably another manager after the next one gets sacked for not delivering, and back at square one in 2014/15 with more than dented pride. Do not get me wrong, we can get there and we need to get there, but lets not run before we can walk. Get a new manager for the long term who isn't going to be threatening to walk every week, who will be loyal if other clubs come knocking and who can build a team capable of the transition - last night proved, this one isn't and we won't have the money to re-build each year as PDC broke the bank. Let’s get the commercials right off the pitch, get the extra income streams coming in and develop the ground so that we can use that income to make the club sustainable. Some will see this as a negative comment – it’s not it’s realistic. We are in a positive position at the moment with a new board that can support us for the foreseeable. We need to consolidate after the PDC whirlwind. We don’t need him back – he walked out and my views would be the same even if he was still here. Oh, and quit with the BOOING – we lost our first game in 14 last night in which we have scored 19 goals in 8 home games….and the team get booed off![/p][/quote]some good points RRobin, when i look at out present squad I can think of only 3 possibly 4 that could step up, Wes, Simon and Nat with possibly Collins given time. Ward, miller, navarro, macca, Flint, McEverley, Roberts, de Vita, Devera would struggle to play regular in the Championship. Jury out on Williams, Storey, Luke Rooney and what is the future for caddis, he is still our player. New manager would have to practically have to rebuild a new team, if we got up.[/p][/quote]good posts, much as it hurts me to say, I almost feel it would be best for us to stay in div 1 next season at least, unless this board are prepared to invest big time I can only see a quick relegation if we do go up.[/p][/quote]I can see the logic in this. Of course i want us to go up, but not sure we have a squad or an infrastructure in place to stay up. As for PDC that ship has sailed it appears and now the new board need to make a good appointment. We have always been served well by fairly big names cutting their teeth in management so JFH or Carragher (after this season) would be interesting. Also the sentimental part of me likes those who have a connection to the club like Kerslake, Calderwood, Nijholt. Tim Sherwood has also been mentioned today. I will support whoever it is but am hoping for a big name starting out or someone with a connection to STFC who might have the passion to commit to the club for the long haul. Have missed last 2 games (although doesn't looki like i missed much) so looking forward to Cov on sat and hope we can get season back on track. COYR! stigger

4:55pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
old town robin wrote:
So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned

Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.
If true we need to ask the new board why?
Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here.
Could he not have phoned himself!
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.[/p][/quote]If true we need to ask the new board why? Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here.[/p][/quote]Could he not have phoned himself! Bassett Hound

4:59pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
old town robin wrote:
So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned

Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.
If true we need to ask the new board why?
Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here.
Could he not have phoned himself!
Yep very very fair point Bassett.
Two tango and all that and if he really wanted to stay he would.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.[/p][/quote]If true we need to ask the new board why? Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here.[/p][/quote]Could he not have phoned himself![/p][/quote]Yep very very fair point Bassett. Two tango and all that and if he really wanted to stay he would. swwindon61uk

5:00pm Wed 27 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC.

18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke.

Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?
Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC. 18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke. Yeah move on...........but move on to what ? TheDukeOfBanbury

5:03pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale.

Jed says he tried to contact him but failed.

PDC denies both of the above.

Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks.

Someone is surely lying?

I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with.

Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control?

Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition

So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.
So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in. Wilesy

5:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
old town robin wrote:
So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned

Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.
If true we need to ask the new board why?
Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here.
Could he not have phoned himself!
Yes he could have phoned, e-mailed sent a text, wished the new board good luck? But no despite everything on their plates they had to phone him and within his time scale!
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: So in the mans own words, the chapter is closed with no regrets from his side, he blamed the old board for selling Ritchie and the new board for not calling him after the 5.00 deadline, He said he waited 2 hours for a call, when it wasn't forthcoming, he came to the conclusion the new board didn't want him and then officially resigned Now agree or not with his reasons, actions and words, can we now as STFC fans draw a line under and face up to the fact he is history and has no intentions on a U turn. the interview was held in the house where he has been living and it looks like most of the furniture has been moved out by the end of the month.[/p][/quote]If true we need to ask the new board why? Probably had good reasons in trying to sort out the deal, but again if true a quick phone call and the man still might be here.[/p][/quote]Could he not have phoned himself![/p][/quote]Yes he could have phoned, e-mailed sent a text, wished the new board good luck? But no despite everything on their plates they had to phone him and within his time scale! Wembley69

5:06pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Further to the interview, paolo explained and showed to the Sky interviewer what he took from the night visit which was only his smelly trainers and personal pictures, he accused the new board of trying to damage his reputation with their petty accusations that he raided his office.
No love lost there then..........

I have to say the more we hear from the media following Jed making a statement two days ago there was still a chance of him returning, makes them look pretty effing stupid, and sitting on their hands while we are managerless and lacking in playing staff is hardly going to enhance their image in the eyes of the fans.

Not happy with the lack of leadership at this point of time and if they want to get us fans on their side.
Further to the interview, paolo explained and showed to the Sky interviewer what he took from the night visit which was only his smelly trainers and personal pictures, he accused the new board of trying to damage his reputation with their petty accusations that he raided his office. No love lost there then.......... I have to say the more we hear from the media following Jed making a statement two days ago there was still a chance of him returning, makes them look pretty effing stupid, and sitting on their hands while we are managerless and lacking in playing staff is hardly going to enhance their image in the eyes of the fans. Not happy with the lack of leadership at this point of time and if they want to get us fans on their side. old town robin

5:08pm Wed 27 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Wilesy wrote:
So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale.

Jed says he tried to contact him but failed.

PDC denies both of the above.

Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks.

Someone is surely lying?

I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with.

Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control?

Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition

So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.
He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying.
Something is not adding up.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.[/p][/quote]He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying. Something is not adding up. swwindon61uk

5:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Paolo now said he is not interested in a west ham at the moment, whilst Sam is still manager, he says he is available for any team that want to talk to him and doesn't rule out managing a premiership club as he is a lot calmer now than when he was a player.

Have to say his English was quite good and comprehensive compared with some of after match interviews.
Paolo now said he is not interested in a west ham at the moment, whilst Sam is still manager, he says he is available for any team that want to talk to him and doesn't rule out managing a premiership club as he is a lot calmer now than when he was a player. Have to say his English was quite good and comprehensive compared with some of after match interviews. old town robin

5:17pm Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC.

18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke.

Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?
Obscurity, more unedifying so-called supporters booing and jeering against the team and possibly dull and lifeless football being the norm.

Over to Jed and his disciples - a lot of next year's season ticket income could now be in the balance if they c**k this first major decision as owners up.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC. 18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke. Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?[/p][/quote]Obscurity, more unedifying so-called supporters booing and jeering against the team and possibly dull and lifeless football being the norm. Over to Jed and his disciples - a lot of next year's season ticket income could now be in the balance if they c**k this first major decision as owners up. sp1dersw3b

5:21pm Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

Wilesy wrote:
So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale.

Jed says he tried to contact him but failed.

PDC denies both of the above.

Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks.

Someone is surely lying?

I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with.

Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control?

Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition

So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.
As per normal in this ongoing saga, there was no reason given for the deadline, just that it was agreed by both parties and in front of PDC's solicitors.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.[/p][/quote]As per normal in this ongoing saga, there was no reason given for the deadline, just that it was agreed by both parties and in front of PDC's solicitors. LydiardRED67

5:23pm Wed 27 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Di canio interview was set up for him! its all about di canio,somethings aint adding up for me,not a good start for our new owners who i have massive doubts about.
Di canio interview was set up for him! its all about di canio,somethings aint adding up for me,not a good start for our new owners who i have massive doubts about. bradley red 1

5:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

albatross wrote:
Wembley69 wrote:
stfcphil wrote:
stfcknowitall wrote:
Graham8181 wrote:
International Robin2 wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far!
Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?
Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.
Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.
With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?
When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.
He made nothing like what people think on the cup runs.

AIUI for most competitions cup receipts are split 40% home 40% away and 20% into the pool, unless this has changed in receipt seasons.

So, to take the Villa game - we had 14,434. Call that 14k for simplicity.

Even at £20 a head (which ignores kids and those sitting in the two ends) that's 14000 x £20 = £280,000. 40% of that is £96,000.

You can halve that for the Burnley game as we only had 7000-odd, so say £50k for simplicity. Assuming Stoke didn't drop the prices massively we might be able to say £50k for the first two rounds.

Even if the above comes to £200k that's over-estimating things. There's no account of kids paying £1, OAPs, or people paying less behind the goals.

So if we said £150k this year from the FLC and next to nothing from the FAC we might be reasonably close. Last season you can probably reverse the figures and add in something for the JPT, although you only make money from that for getting to the final.

If these % are wrong then I'd genuinely like someone to correct them (I'm remembering them from a Town programme - possibly during the Bolton FLC marathon - in the 90s but I'd see why they would have changed much).

So we didn't make anything like the amounts from cup runs that some people seem to think (in another thread it's describes as "millions" which is just nonsense).

And even with a bit of cup success we were still sailing so close to the wind that the timing of the payments decided by the transfer tribunal put us over the FL limit and into a transfer embargo.

Cup runs should provide us with income that hasn't been budgeted for. So we don't have to sell a player this year, or we've got money to pay off the overdraft or we can invest in better facilities. Under PDC, Wray & co it seems we *needed* a cup run in order to comply with the FL salary cap - we only got out of the last embargo because Black stumped up extra cash. Would McCrory & co be able to inject another £250k as quickly as he did (and even that wasn't quick enough for PDC)

The salary cap only limits players' wages, so excludes PDC, his team, the £460k spent on agent's. Then you've got all the non-playing staff and general bills. Based on that, I don't think we could continue the way things we going.

I don't blame PDC for all that, but you have to apportion a lot of the blame for the high turnover of players at him. Knowing how much of that £460k went to Phil Spencer would be nice as well, although I doubt we'll ever know.
[quote][p][bold]albatross[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcphil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfcknowitall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Bring back Di Canio! Without any disrespect to any of the current interim management team, it is without question that Paolo Di Canio achieved a great deal in his time at the club. Regardless of recent events, comments and actions, by signing this petition you are joining your voice to echo out a simple single message. We want to see Paolo Di Canio officially offered a return to the role of Manager of Swindon Town FC. We want to see Paolo Di Canio's backroom staff offered a return to their previous roles within Swindon Town FC. We want to see and hear comments and evidence, that the newly established board have exhausted all avenues to bring Paolo Di Canio back to the County Ground. With Paolo Di Canio and his team back in charge, with their work ethic and enthusiasm... We can build Swindon Town into a stable, sustainable Championship club. This is the best chance we've had in an awful long time to reach the Championship - Please don't let it slip away! Sign the petition http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/bring paoloback/ 140-odd signatures so far![/p][/quote]Signed. How many on there so far then? Still 140?[/p][/quote]Getting bored of international robin now! Not exactly had the regular 8 thousand or so STFC supporters rushing to sign it have you! Most fans with thier head screwed on have accepted the fact that Paolo wouldn't be coming back when he first left.[/p][/quote]Think International Robin should rename himself Intergalactic Robin, as I for one can't work out what planet he's on ! When the self chosen one, decided to leave us at the worst possible time, he did it in a way that he thought would be percieved as him being blameless, and sure enough, he managed to turn half of the fans against the new board, whilst they were powerless to do anything about it. He will always be one of the greatest tactical and inspirational managers that this club has ever had, but once he decided that he no longer wants us as the vehicle for his publicity machine, despite the overwhelming show of affection from the fans, I, for one, would not want him to return. He preached loyalty and professionalism, but practiced neither.[/p][/quote]With you on that PdC had a 'warchest' of £4.5m and a weekly wage bill of £250,000, You would have to try very hard to fail with that kind of backing! Look at the players he brought in first, how amany are still here? How many had their contracts paid up and cost us even more money? Sorry but I thought we almost went into administration again?[/p][/quote]When quoting how much Paulo spent and 'wasted' please can you also quote how much revenue above budget he made for the club from his cup runs. Also note that the club had to comply with the wage cap (and they only breached it by a few % because of the scheduling of payments) so please do not try to make out he is some kind of crazed spendthrift jeopodising the clubs future.[/p][/quote]He made nothing like what people think on the cup runs. AIUI for most competitions cup receipts are split 40% home 40% away and 20% into the pool, unless this has changed in receipt seasons. So, to take the Villa game - we had 14,434. Call that 14k for simplicity. Even at £20 a head (which ignores kids and those sitting in the two ends) that's 14000 x £20 = £280,000. 40% of that is £96,000. You can halve that for the Burnley game as we only had 7000-odd, so say £50k for simplicity. Assuming Stoke didn't drop the prices massively we might be able to say £50k for the first two rounds. Even if the above comes to £200k that's over-estimating things. There's no account of kids paying £1, OAPs, or people paying less behind the goals. So if we said £150k this year from the FLC and next to nothing from the FAC we might be reasonably close. Last season you can probably reverse the figures and add in something for the JPT, although you only make money from that for getting to the final. If these % are wrong then I'd genuinely like someone to correct them (I'm remembering them from a Town programme - possibly during the Bolton FLC marathon - in the 90s but I'd see why they would have changed much). So we didn't make anything like the amounts from cup runs that some people seem to think (in another thread it's describes as "millions" which is just nonsense). And even with a bit of cup success we were still sailing so close to the wind that the timing of the payments decided by the transfer tribunal put us over the FL limit and into a transfer embargo. Cup runs should provide us with income that hasn't been budgeted for. So we don't have to sell a player this year, or we've got money to pay off the overdraft or we can invest in better facilities. Under PDC, Wray & co it seems we *needed* a cup run in order to comply with the FL salary cap - we only got out of the last embargo because Black stumped up extra cash. Would McCrory & co be able to inject another £250k as quickly as he did (and even that wasn't quick enough for PDC) The salary cap only limits players' wages, so excludes PDC, his team, the £460k spent on agent's. Then you've got all the non-playing staff and general bills. Based on that, I don't think we could continue the way things we going. I don't blame PDC for all that, but you have to apportion a lot of the blame for the high turnover of players at him. Knowing how much of that £460k went to Phil Spencer would be nice as well, although I doubt we'll ever know. Jeremy Hilary Boob

5:31pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Wilesy wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.
He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying. Something is not adding up.
If Jed didn't try and contact him then he either wanted him out and it was deliberate, or it was incompetence in the extreme. I can't believe he's just forgot it and on Tuesday it was 'Doh! Better ring Di Canio' then 'Oh no he's resigned like he said he would, should have called him'

Of all the important deadlines within the takeover, and surely knowing how Paolo likes to be loved, to miss that 5pm deadline, if he did, cannot have been by mistake?

Why did he not have Paolo's direct number? If communication was through Spencer then that is ridiculous and it's no surprise communication was poor.

What a fiasco!
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.[/p][/quote]He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying. Something is not adding up.[/p][/quote]If Jed didn't try and contact him then he either wanted him out and it was deliberate, or it was incompetence in the extreme. I can't believe he's just forgot it and on Tuesday it was 'Doh! Better ring Di Canio' then 'Oh no he's resigned like he said he would, should have called him' Of all the important deadlines within the takeover, and surely knowing how Paolo likes to be loved, to miss that 5pm deadline, if he did, cannot have been by mistake? Why did he not have Paolo's direct number? If communication was through Spencer then that is ridiculous and it's no surprise communication was poor. What a fiasco! Wilesy

5:39pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Now we know he is not returning we can forget him but remember the 18 months he was here and the entertainment he provided.

Time to settle down and move on.

Jed please allow Ward and Miller to sign at least one attacking central midfielder before a new manager is chosen. Si Ferry desperately needs cover.

Onwards and Onwards.

COYMR
Now we know he is not returning we can forget him but remember the 18 months he was here and the entertainment he provided. Time to settle down and move on. Jed please allow Ward and Miller to sign at least one attacking central midfielder before a new manager is chosen. Si Ferry desperately needs cover. Onwards and Onwards. COYMR Oxon-Red

5:54pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Wilesy wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Wilesy wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.
He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying. Something is not adding up.
If Jed didn't try and contact him then he either wanted him out and it was deliberate, or it was incompetence in the extreme. I can't believe he's just forgot it and on Tuesday it was 'Doh! Better ring Di Canio' then 'Oh no he's resigned like he said he would, should have called him'

Of all the important deadlines within the takeover, and surely knowing how Paolo likes to be loved, to miss that 5pm deadline, if he did, cannot have been by mistake?

Why did he not have Paolo's direct number? If communication was through Spencer then that is ridiculous and it's no surprise communication was poor.

What a fiasco!
I'm still puzzled about this 5 oclock deadline- why, when with all that was going on, compound the issue with this.
If he had the club and fans at heart surely you'd ease back a bit and have some thought for others.

Oh well - time to move on ...good luck PDC not sure where you'll pitch your circus tent next time but it was good while it lasted.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.[/p][/quote]He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying. Something is not adding up.[/p][/quote]If Jed didn't try and contact him then he either wanted him out and it was deliberate, or it was incompetence in the extreme. I can't believe he's just forgot it and on Tuesday it was 'Doh! Better ring Di Canio' then 'Oh no he's resigned like he said he would, should have called him' Of all the important deadlines within the takeover, and surely knowing how Paolo likes to be loved, to miss that 5pm deadline, if he did, cannot have been by mistake? Why did he not have Paolo's direct number? If communication was through Spencer then that is ridiculous and it's no surprise communication was poor. What a fiasco![/p][/quote]I'm still puzzled about this 5 oclock deadline- why, when with all that was going on, compound the issue with this. If he had the club and fans at heart surely you'd ease back a bit and have some thought for others. Oh well - time to move on ...good luck PDC not sure where you'll pitch your circus tent next time but it was good while it lasted. Chish and Fips

6:01pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC.

18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke.

Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?
Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town.
We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray
ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will.
Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC. 18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke. Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?[/p][/quote]Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town. We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will. Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season. Steve. Brentford

6:23pm Wed 27 Feb 13

International Robin2 says...

Well, there we have it. I watched the interview myself and soon as I saw the news of it coming on, I feared it would be the end of the petition haha!

Thank you to all those that signed it and to all those that bitched about it, don't hate me for it! :P

I'm proud of myself in terms that I achieved over 250 signatures.. But the time has come where I accept Di Canio is not returning and listening to both sides of the story, I blame:

Andrew Black for choosing and planning to sell the club in the middle of the season (what was the fool thinking?!)

Sir William Patey for have no communication skills and having no care for the club

The new board for not picking up the phone and attempting to persuade PDC to sit tight

And finally, I blame Di Canio for not being understanding in the situation and instead becoming frustrated and making rash decisions.

Overall, who is the winners? No-one and that is the saddest point of all. It's left a bitter taste in everyones mouths, whichever view point you hold.

To sum it all up - Gutted.
Well, there we have it. I watched the interview myself and soon as I saw the news of it coming on, I feared it would be the end of the petition haha! Thank you to all those that signed it and to all those that bitched about it, don't hate me for it! :P I'm proud of myself in terms that I achieved over 250 signatures.. But the time has come where I accept Di Canio is not returning and listening to both sides of the story, I blame: Andrew Black for choosing and planning to sell the club in the middle of the season (what was the fool thinking?!) Sir William Patey for have no communication skills and having no care for the club The new board for not picking up the phone and attempting to persuade PDC to sit tight And finally, I blame Di Canio for not being understanding in the situation and instead becoming frustrated and making rash decisions. Overall, who is the winners? No-one and that is the saddest point of all. It's left a bitter taste in everyones mouths, whichever view point you hold. To sum it all up - Gutted. International Robin2

6:25pm Wed 27 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Well, there we have it. I watched the interview myself and soon as I saw the news of it coming on, I feared it would be the end of the petition haha!

Thank you to all those that signed it and to all those that bitched about it, don't hate me for it! :P

I'm proud of myself in terms that I achieved over 250 signatures.. But the time has come where I accept Di Canio is not returning and listening to both sides of the story, I blame:

Andrew Black for choosing and planning to sell the club in the middle of the season (what was the fool thinking?!)

Sir William Patey for have no communication skills and having no care for the club

The new board for not picking up the phone and attempting to persuade PDC to sit tight

And finally, I blame Di Canio for not being understanding in the situation and instead becoming frustrated and making rash decisions.

Overall, who is the winners? No-one and that is the saddest point of all. It's left a bitter taste in everyones mouths, whichever view point you hold.

To sum it all up - Gutted.
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Well, there we have it. I watched the interview myself and soon as I saw the news of it coming on, I feared it would be the end of the petition haha! Thank you to all those that signed it and to all those that bitched about it, don't hate me for it! :P I'm proud of myself in terms that I achieved over 250 signatures.. But the time has come where I accept Di Canio is not returning and listening to both sides of the story, I blame: Andrew Black for choosing and planning to sell the club in the middle of the season (what was the fool thinking?!) Sir William Patey for have no communication skills and having no care for the club The new board for not picking up the phone and attempting to persuade PDC to sit tight And finally, I blame Di Canio for not being understanding in the situation and instead becoming frustrated and making rash decisions. Overall, who is the winners? No-one and that is the saddest point of all. It's left a bitter taste in everyones mouths, whichever view point you hold. To sum it all up - Gutted.[/p][/quote]Agreed sp1dersw3b

6:37pm Wed 27 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC.

18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke.

Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?
Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town.
We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray

ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will.
Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season.
It's people like you who are the reason I keep going mate.

A few laughs on the way.
Told the Mrs and kids this Morning that its back to going to football without the emotional attachment.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC. 18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke. Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?[/p][/quote]Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town. We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will. Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season.[/p][/quote]It's people like you who are the reason I keep going mate. A few laughs on the way. Told the Mrs and kids this Morning that its back to going to football without the emotional attachment. TheDukeOfBanbury

7:37pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC.

18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke.

Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?
Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town.
We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray


ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will.
Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season.
It's people like you who are the reason I keep going mate.

A few laughs on the way.
Told the Mrs and kids this Morning that its back to going to football without the emotional attachment.
Top man Duke,i look forward to one day casting a line or two with you,for one of your Barbel before the otters eat them all.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC. 18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke. Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?[/p][/quote]Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town. We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will. Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season.[/p][/quote]It's people like you who are the reason I keep going mate. A few laughs on the way. Told the Mrs and kids this Morning that its back to going to football without the emotional attachment.[/p][/quote]Top man Duke,i look forward to one day casting a line or two with you,for one of your Barbel before the otters eat them all. Steve. Brentford

8:13pm Wed 27 Feb 13

TenerifeRed says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Wilesy wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.
He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying. Something is not adding up.
If Jed didn't try and contact him then he either wanted him out and it was deliberate, or it was incompetence in the extreme. I can't believe he's just forgot it and on Tuesday it was 'Doh! Better ring Di Canio' then 'Oh no he's resigned like he said he would, should have called him' Of all the important deadlines within the takeover, and surely knowing how Paolo likes to be loved, to miss that 5pm deadline, if he did, cannot have been by mistake? Why did he not have Paolo's direct number? If communication was through Spencer then that is ridiculous and it's no surprise communication was poor. What a fiasco!
I'm still puzzled about this 5 oclock deadline- why, when with all that was going on, compound the issue with this. If he had the club and fans at heart surely you'd ease back a bit and have some thought for others. Oh well - time to move on ...good luck PDC not sure where you'll pitch your circus tent next time but it was good while it lasted.
I assume the 5 o'clock deadline was due to the fact he could still then get his loan signings in as BWP went to Brentford the following day and Pack rejoined the Cheltenham squad. When the deadline wasn't met and the loans fell through it probably, quite rightly, caused a fair bit of embarrassment for him.

I'll never slag him off like others on here. He brought a passion to the Town that we haven't seen since Lou Macaris days, and a lot better quality of football. It'll probably be a long time before seeing another like him.
Quite simply, his kind don't come along too often..
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: So Black says he kept him in the loop on the Ritchie sale. Jed says he tried to contact him but failed. PDC denies both of the above. Wonder how Spencer fits into all this he said she said bolllocks. Someone is surely lying? I hope it is not Jed, as he is the one we are left with. Haven't heard the interview, did PDC reveal why he set a random 5pm deadline that was out of the new boards control? Anyway hopefully this is now the last we see on this farce, and also the soddiing petition So high time to get a move on and get a new manager in.[/p][/quote]He said they both agreed the deadline which makes it more mystifying. Something is not adding up.[/p][/quote]If Jed didn't try and contact him then he either wanted him out and it was deliberate, or it was incompetence in the extreme. I can't believe he's just forgot it and on Tuesday it was 'Doh! Better ring Di Canio' then 'Oh no he's resigned like he said he would, should have called him' Of all the important deadlines within the takeover, and surely knowing how Paolo likes to be loved, to miss that 5pm deadline, if he did, cannot have been by mistake? Why did he not have Paolo's direct number? If communication was through Spencer then that is ridiculous and it's no surprise communication was poor. What a fiasco![/p][/quote]I'm still puzzled about this 5 oclock deadline- why, when with all that was going on, compound the issue with this. If he had the club and fans at heart surely you'd ease back a bit and have some thought for others. Oh well - time to move on ...good luck PDC not sure where you'll pitch your circus tent next time but it was good while it lasted.[/p][/quote]I assume the 5 o'clock deadline was due to the fact he could still then get his loan signings in as BWP went to Brentford the following day and Pack rejoined the Cheltenham squad. When the deadline wasn't met and the loans fell through it probably, quite rightly, caused a fair bit of embarrassment for him. I'll never slag him off like others on here. He brought a passion to the Town that we haven't seen since Lou Macaris days, and a lot better quality of football. It'll probably be a long time before seeing another like him. Quite simply, his kind don't come along too often.. TenerifeRed

9:20pm Wed 27 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC.

18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke.

Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?
Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town.
We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray



ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will.
Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season.
It's people like you who are the reason I keep going mate.

A few laughs on the way.
Told the Mrs and kids this Morning that its back to going to football without the emotional attachment.
Top man Duke,i look forward to one day casting a line or two with you,for one of your Barbel before the otters eat them all.
I am sorry you don't feel an emotional attachemt to our club anymore. A shame as you seem such a passionate supporter.

It seems PDC has not only split our support, but taken fans with him.

For the life of me Duke I don't believe the above statement where you are concerned, but has this man really caused this amount of tension to our loyal fanbase?

Trust me, this is all down to Spencer.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Yep time to move on I guess but what a fantastic chapter in watching STFC. 18 Months from Relegation .......League 2 Winners and top of Div 1.........and many teams from higher division scalps on the way including Premiership Wigan and Stoke. Yeah move on...........but move on to what ?[/p][/quote]Hello Dukey, "move on to what" mate you don't need to move on to anything,the supporters of our club don't need to move on either,the facts are we were here before and we will be here after OK we may not go up this season or next but true as god made those lovely little apples we will continue to support the Town. We are all unsure of what the future brings but that is no different to a large percentage of the time most of us have supported the club,we all have dreams we are football fans and why just give up dreaming now? life with Paolo was wonderful a lot of the time but none of our supporters can tell me they had confidence in Paolo being here full term,can they? lets carry on dreaming/hoping/pray ing and most of all supporting OUR club like we have always done like we always will. Seriously need a Manager that will get immediate respect from the players,not sure who i would prefer so long as he and his team are experience enough to gather up the mess we are in and give us all a little stability with a shout at finishing as high up this pretty poor lge 1 this season.[/p][/quote]It's people like you who are the reason I keep going mate. A few laughs on the way. Told the Mrs and kids this Morning that its back to going to football without the emotional attachment.[/p][/quote]Top man Duke,i look forward to one day casting a line or two with you,for one of your Barbel before the otters eat them all.[/p][/quote]I am sorry you don't feel an emotional attachemt to our club anymore. A shame as you seem such a passionate supporter. It seems PDC has not only split our support, but taken fans with him. For the life of me Duke I don't believe the above statement where you are concerned, but has this man really caused this amount of tension to our loyal fanbase? Trust me, this is all down to Spencer. LydiardRED67

10:18pm Wed 27 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

I cannot believe all this 'come back PDC rubbish', He had his chance and blew it and probably held back some prospective new manager.

The two players in temporary charge was a mistake (which they now acknowledge).

Someone suggested that Paul Bodin should have been utilised and I heartily agree that he is the obvious choice to be in charge until the end of the season. There after on results (the last time he took charge he had a 58% success rate!)

Think about it!
I cannot believe all this 'come back PDC rubbish', He had his chance and blew it and probably held back some prospective new manager. The two players in temporary charge was a mistake (which they now acknowledge). Someone suggested that Paul Bodin should have been utilised and I heartily agree that he is the obvious choice to be in charge until the end of the season. There after on results (the last time he took charge he had a 58% success rate!) Think about it! BillyLucas4me

10:18pm Wed 27 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

I cannot believe all this 'come back PDC rubbish', He had his chance and blew it and probably held back some prospective new manager.

The two players in temporary charge was a mistake (which they now acknowledge).

Someone suggested that Paul Bodin should have been utilised and I heartily agree that he is the obvious choice to be in charge until the end of the season. There after on results (the last time he took charge he had a 58% success rate!)

Think about it!
I cannot believe all this 'come back PDC rubbish', He had his chance and blew it and probably held back some prospective new manager. The two players in temporary charge was a mistake (which they now acknowledge). Someone suggested that Paul Bodin should have been utilised and I heartily agree that he is the obvious choice to be in charge until the end of the season. There after on results (the last time he took charge he had a 58% success rate!) Think about it! BillyLucas4me

10:22pm Wed 27 Feb 13

jayden says...

BillyLucas4me wrote:
I cannot believe all this 'come back PDC rubbish', He had his chance and blew it and probably held back some prospective new manager.

The two players in temporary charge was a mistake (which they now acknowledge).

Someone suggested that Paul Bodin should have been utilised and I heartily agree that he is the obvious choice to be in charge until the end of the season. There after on results (the last time he took charge he had a 58% success rate!)

Think about it!
Whens he going to fit that in then around his coaching at Torquay 2 days a week.
[quote][p][bold]BillyLucas4me[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe all this 'come back PDC rubbish', He had his chance and blew it and probably held back some prospective new manager. The two players in temporary charge was a mistake (which they now acknowledge). Someone suggested that Paul Bodin should have been utilised and I heartily agree that he is the obvious choice to be in charge until the end of the season. There after on results (the last time he took charge he had a 58% success rate!) Think about it![/p][/quote]Whens he going to fit that in then around his coaching at Torquay 2 days a week. jayden

1:27am Thu 28 Feb 13

albatross says...

International Robin2 wrote:
Well, there we have it. I watched the interview myself and soon as I saw the news of it coming on, I feared it would be the end of the petition haha!

Thank you to all those that signed it and to all those that bitched about it, don't hate me for it! :P

I'm proud of myself in terms that I achieved over 250 signatures.. But the time has come where I accept Di Canio is not returning and listening to both sides of the story, I blame:

Andrew Black for choosing and planning to sell the club in the middle of the season (what was the fool thinking?!)

Sir William Patey for have no communication skills and having no care for the club

The new board for not picking up the phone and attempting to persuade PDC to sit tight

And finally, I blame Di Canio for not being understanding in the situation and instead becoming frustrated and making rash decisions.

Overall, who is the winners? No-one and that is the saddest point of all. It's left a bitter taste in everyones mouths, whichever view point you hold.

To sum it all up - Gutted.
You summed things up nicely.
[quote][p][bold]International Robin2[/bold] wrote: Well, there we have it. I watched the interview myself and soon as I saw the news of it coming on, I feared it would be the end of the petition haha! Thank you to all those that signed it and to all those that bitched about it, don't hate me for it! :P I'm proud of myself in terms that I achieved over 250 signatures.. But the time has come where I accept Di Canio is not returning and listening to both sides of the story, I blame: Andrew Black for choosing and planning to sell the club in the middle of the season (what was the fool thinking?!) Sir William Patey for have no communication skills and having no care for the club The new board for not picking up the phone and attempting to persuade PDC to sit tight And finally, I blame Di Canio for not being understanding in the situation and instead becoming frustrated and making rash decisions. Overall, who is the winners? No-one and that is the saddest point of all. It's left a bitter taste in everyones mouths, whichever view point you hold. To sum it all up - Gutted.[/p][/quote]You summed things up nicely. albatross

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